Samsung to build Chinese chip facility
China - Samsung Electronics will be building a plant which manufactures NAND flash memory chips in China, kicking things off with an application sent to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy for approval.
The new plant slated to commence operations by 2013 will be Samsung's second semiconductor plant overseas following the one in Austin, Texas, Chosun reported.
It will be using 10 nanometre processing technology currently in development, which once completed will allow the company to produce 50% more chips than its current capability.
The next-generation NAND flash memory chips are commonly used in Samsung's smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
The objective of constructing this plant is to "respond to the demands of local customers more quickly and efficiently".
China is the manufacturer for 37% of smartphones and 96% of tablets sold worldwide.
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