Intel will open a new research and development facility in downtown Eagle Hill.
The Intel Research Center in Eagle Hills, Maryland, will be located near the city’s airport and a hotel, the company announced on Tuesday.
The new facility will be the first of its kind in the world, according to the announcement.
“The Intel research and engineering center in Eagle Heights will be a premier research and technical center for the Intel family, including Intel’s next-generation architecture,” the company said in a statement.
Intel said it expects the new facility to create up to 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, with more than 700 permanent jobs.
Intel is currently focused on building next-gen chipsets for the high-performance computer market, but has also been looking into other markets for the past few years.
The company said last year that it plans to launch a 10nm chip manufacturing process next year, and plans to expand its silicon supply chain in order to meet the growing demand for its processors.
Intel has been pushing to make its next- generation chips faster than its current processors, with plans to build a 10-nanometer process that would make chips with half the transistors per square millimeter of silicon used today.