Intel Plant's Run In Colorado Springs Extended

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Intel's plant in Colorado Springs was slated to end production in October. But a spokeswoman says it now will keep making computer chips until January.

The semiconductor manufacturer credited stronger-than-expected demand for parts used in the company's Centrino line of Wi-Fi chips.

The plant has 400 employees.

Intel announced plans in January to close the plant if a buyer couldn't be found. At the time the plant employed 1,000 people.

Spokeswoman Judy Cara says now Intel is trying to temporarily retain workers who were scheduled to transfer to other Intel facilities.

Cara says more than half the 400 remaining plant employees will stay after production ends to close the plant.

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