Samsung will expand its factory flash memories in South Korea (more precisely in the city of Pyeongtaek): the demand for SSDS continues to grow, especially in the field server, and indeed has undergone a surge in these past months because of the quarantine imposed to contain the pandemic COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

The work of expansion of the factory called Line 2 (the construction of which began just two years ago) have already started last month, with the second half of 2021 as a target to begin production in series. It is clear that an operation of this magnitude gets on his feet “only” to deal with a quarantine, except in relapses, is beginning to resolve itself: but Samsung expects that the demand for memory will continue to increase, driven by the growth of areas like AI, IoT and 5G.

According to analysts, this could cost Samsung between 7,000 and 8,000 billion Korean won, which is between 5.1 and 5.8 billion euros.