Why Intel's Stacking the Chips in Vietnam

Chairman Craig Barrett talks about his reasons for investing $300 million in the country -- and why other suppliers are likely to follow

On Feb. 28, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett was in Ho Chi Minh City to announce a $300 million investment to build a chip testing and assembly plant in Vietnam. Barrett spoke to BusinessWeek Asia Correspondent Frederik Balfour about the challenges of being a semiconductor pioneer in Vietnam, a country with PC penetration of just 4%.

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