(9/3/13) Intel – the world-famous computer chip maker – has opened a production office in Eau Claire. It's the result of a deal struck last year by Intel and Cray Incorporated in nearby Chippewa Falls.
Intel bought Cray's inter-connect hardware development operation for 140-million dollars – and part of the deal required 74 Cray employees to join Intel in Eau Claire. Officials said Intel is now operating in a 40-thousand square foot building that was vacant for several months. It used to house a Web design firm.