Intel's Rio Rancho facility

Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Intel Corporation is moving technology development for its 3D XPoint memory technology to its Rio Rancho facility, adding over a hundred jobs at that 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,” Martinez said. “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. This past July, Intel and Micron announced that technology development beyond the second generation of 3D XPoint memory media will be pursued independently.

Now Intel is working on this transition, which includes moving technology development to 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.

Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull said Intel’s continued investment and commitment to New Mexico and Rio Rancho has been reaffirmed by this expansion.

"Rio Rancho is not only a great place to live and work, but also a great place to do business." Hull said. "We are proud of our partnership with Intel and are excited that they are bringing even more high quality jobs to Rio Rancho.”