The South Korean giant Samsung will spend no less than 17 billion dollars to build and operate a new semiconductor factory on American soil, a record figure in the industry. This new “fab” should emerge from the ground in the vicinity of Austin, Texas. Not only because Samsung already has a factory there, but also because the region is an ecosystem very rich in talents necessary for the production of components. And this, thanks to the presence of large groups like AMD or Texas Instruments.
This plant will be of the “EUV” (extreme ultraviolet) generation, capable of burning circuits below 7nm – speculation as to whether it will be of the “5nm” or “3nm” type is going well. After TSMC’s $ 12 billion plant, this is therefore the second “super” chip factory project that sees an Asian player set up in the United States.
The goal being, for both Samsung and TSMC, to best serve their American customers. The presence on US soil allows them to pass through to guarantee more production security for advanced chips, even military components.
The company that will produce 300mm wafers is expected to employ 1,800 people, and production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Source : AnandTech