In April 2014, Intel announced the closure of its manufacturing plant in the country, as production would be moved to Asia. However, in December of the same year, the company surprised with the opening of a mega-lab in Costa Rica in which devices and software are designed and tested, which will later be mass-produced for consumers in the world.

For two years, Costa Rican talent has been the raw material of the Mega Lab. There are 90 technicians and engineers in electronics, electro-mechanics and computer science test the latest generation of servers, laptops and As well as technologies for devices such as tablets and phones.

According to Max Ramirez, manager of Mega Lab, this is a global asset of Intel, to which engineers located in latitudes as Poland, Israel, Malaysia, the United States access remotely, to take advantage of their capabilities and to test both software and hardware .