Reports coming in from Ireland suggest that hundreds of Chipzilla staff in the outfit’s Co. Kildare plant may be asked to transfer to the US.
Over the weekend, the Sunday Business Post claimed that more than 300 people at the Leixlip facility have been told they may have pack their bags and take a steamer to Ellis Island for processing.
According to the Irish Examiner the move comes after the multi-national company decided to shift production of its next generation chips to America.
It is not clear from the reports who the 300 people are, or what their function would be across the pond.
If the early reports are correct, then it would seem that Intel is washing its hands of foreigners and wants to keep its next generation operations Stateside.
There has been no independent confirmation from Chipzilla yet.