Intel CPU Production Origin
How and Where Intel CPU's are Made
Processing the World Around
Steps for Success
Wafers and Wires
Wafers are then sent to the test sites, where the wafers are tested. If the wafer is completely functional, it is cut into individual dies, which are the consumer sized CPU's. At this stage, the heat spreader and other pieces that must be added before being sold to consumers are added. They are then packaged and sent to warehouses, where they are sold by the distributors.
Down to the Basics
Digging for Silicon
Connecting the Cables
Copper is also mined, like Silicon, in Africa. One of these mines is in Mali, Africa. Here is also where the other minerals that are used in small amounts in the CPU are found, like tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.
-Copper and Silicon Mined
-Fabrication Labs create Wafers
-Wafers sent to Testing/Assembly Labs
-Wafers are assembled into individual CPU's and sent to a distributor
-Distributors sell to retails
-Retailers sell to consumers