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World’s Largest Semiconductor Plant of Samsung Electronics Put into Operation
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World’s Largest Semiconductor Plant of Samsung Electronics Put into Operation
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • July 5, 2017, 04:15
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Samsung Electronics starts to mass produce 64-layer 3D NAND flash memories at the manufacturing plant located in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Korea on July 4.
Samsung Electronics starts to mass produce 64-layer 3D NAND flash memories at the manufacturing plant located in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Korea on July 4.

 

Samsung Electronics put into operation its 64-layer 3D NAND flash manufacturing plant located in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Korea on July 4.

The construction of the plant began in May 2015 and continued for two years. That day, its first line with an area of 790,000 square meters began mass production in the plant with a total area of 2.83 million square meters. The plant is a part of the world’s largest semiconductor production cluster with the company’s manufacturing facilities in Hwaseong and Giheung.

Samsung Electronics announced new investment plans, too. It already invested 15.6 trillion won (US$n the Pyeongtaek plant and is going to increase the amount by 14.4 trillion won until 2021. In addition, the company invests six trillion won in the Hwaseong Campus to run extreme UV lithography equipment and the like there.

Furthermore, its 3D NAND flash plant located in Xi’an, China is expanded. The first line of the plant in Xi’an is currently in full operation, producing 120,000 units a month. Samsung Electronics is planning to add 100,000 units by expanding the facility. The first line was built at an investment of approximately US$10 billion and a similar amount of investment is estimated for the expansion. Moreover, Samsung invests US$1.5 billion until 2020 in its factory located in Texas, Austin.