New Mexico: Intel Moves 3D XPoint Tech Development To Rio Rancho

By BF Staff

January 23rd, 2019 – Gov. Susana Martinez recently announced that Intel Corporation is moving technology development for its 3D XPoint memory technology to its facility in Rio Rancho, NM. The move includes the addition of over a hundred jobs at Intel’s Rio Rancho site.

“Since day one we’ve been committed to making New Mexico a great place to do business and now Intel is adding more jobs and bringing new opportunities to New Mexico,” said Gov. Martinez. “That’s why we’ve continued to make New Mexico competitive with our surrounding states—because it shows results for our families and communities.”

In 2015, Intel and Micron Technology announced the development of 3D XPoint, a new class of storage and memory technology that is faster, denser and non-volatile. In July 2018, Intel and Micron announced that technology development beyond the second generation of 3D XPoint memory media will be pursued independently. Now Intel is actively working on this transition, which includes moving technology development for 3D XPoint to its facility in Rio Rancho.

“Intel has developed a technology leadership position delivering a broad portfolio of Intel® Optane™ SSD products based on 3D XPoint™ memory media across client and data center markets, and we want to thank Gov. Martinez and the state of New Mexico for their continued support of our business,” said Katie Prouty, New Mexico Plant Manager, Intel Corporation.