About the Campus

Get to know the Penang campus

In early 1972, a consultant persuaded Intel founding member Andy Grove to consider the ideal location for Intel’s first off short offshore assembly operation; Penang Malaysia. Impressed by Penang’s location, workforce and local government support, Intel had invested $1.6 million by November 1972 to start its first offshore assembly plan (A1), in the midst of a muddy campus with 10 buildings, including one of Intel’s largest assembly and test sites and a design and development center. Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) Malaysia engineer technological innovations for microprocessors, chipsets and system on a chip (SOC).