Malaysia says U.S. chipmaker Intel to invest $7 bln in new facility

American chip manufacturer Intel Corporation (INTC.O) will invest 30 billion ringgit ($7.10 billion) in a new, state-of-the-art facility, Malaysian authorities said on Monday.

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority, in a media invitation, said Intel Corporation had chosen Malaysia to expand manufacturing capabilities for its advanced semiconductor packaging technologies in the northern state of Penang.

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