Samsung begins construction of new production line to 5 nm
Samsung has announced the start of construction of a new production line to 5 nm that will help you compete with rival TSMC. The new facility, located in Pyeongtaek, Korea, will become the main production base of the company for solutions 5G · HPC · TO 5nm EUV.
The new line of the foundry, which will focus on the 5-nanometer (nm) based on EUV and process technology lower. The construction began this month and should be fully operational in the second half of 2021. Will play a key role, as Samsung aims to expand the use of process technologies through a myriad of current applications and the next generation, including 5G, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI).
“This new manufacturing facility will expand the production capacity of Samsung for processes, sub-5nm, and will allow us to respond quickly to the increasing demand of solutions based on EUV,” said dr. ES Jung, President and Head of Foundry Business of Samsung Electronics. “We remain committed to meet the needs of our customers through active investing and recruiting talent. This will allow us to continue to open new roads, at the same time promoting a robust growth for the business of foundry of Samsung “.
With the addition of the fab Pyeongtaek, the company will have a total of seven production lines of foundry, located in South Korea and the United States.