Moving Up the Global Value Chain: The case of Intel Costa Rica. (ILO Americas 2017/8)

As is natural in these narratives, although 1998 is a milestone, the story did not begin in that year. Nor does it end with the announcement in 2014 of the alleged "withdrawal" of Intel from Costa Rica.

This document recalls the well-known history of the establishment of Intel in the country, but its added value, in which this study constitutes a first, is to show that, far from retiring after 2014, what has happened with Intel Costa Rica is that the country has climbed in the global value chain with respect to the position it had with Intel in the first stage of assembly and testing of microprocessors.