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How Intel Makes a Chip

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Intel Xeon E5 wafer

This 12" wafer will be chopped into 122 Xeon E5 chips. They sell for as much as $4,115 a piece.

Credit: Justin Fantl

Before entering the cleanroom in D1D, as Intel calls its 17 million-cubic-foot microprocessor factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, it's a good idea to carefully wash your hands and face.

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