Samsung begins P3 chip production at its mega manufacturing line in South Korea

Samsung the world’s largest memory chip maker turns one’s hand to a new chip “P3” manufacturing production line! Samsung placed the plant at its 2.9 million square meter campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The new production line (P3) in Pyeongtaek, the largest chip manufacturing facility ever built to date by Samsung, started production of state-of-the-art NAND flash in July. It has been about two years since the initial construction in 2020.

Samsung Electronics is expanding its market dominance through the mass production of NAND flash in P3. With the single line alone being 700m, P3 is the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturing facility. P3 is also the location where President Suk-Yeol Yoon and U.S. President Joe Biden visited to pledge a “Semiconductor Alliance.”

Samsung encounter, the Pyeongtaek Campus (2.89 million㎡) is the sum of the Giheung Campus (1.45 million㎡) and the Hwaseong Campus (1.58 million㎡) is home to 60,000 employees. The total area is 991,000 square meters, which is equivalent to the size of 25 soccer fields.

CEO and president of Samsung’s device solutions division, Kyung Kye-Hyun, stated: “The Pyeongtaek campus is fast emerging as Samsung’s key manufacturing hub for cutting-edge semiconductors ranging from the world’s smallest 14-nanometer (nm) DRAM and leading-edge V-NAND to sub-5nm logic solutions”.

Yonhap news agency, reports the P3 line is equipped with Dutch chip equipment maker ASML’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines, critical to making advanced chips.

Samsung CEO added: “I don’t see good momentum in the second half and into the next year … but we will try to turn this crisis into a good opportunity” he continues “Less investment in a down cycle could lead to bad results in good times,” he said, adding “consistent investment is the right way to go.”

Kyung struck melancholy bills, saying the chip industry has entered a down cycle and is facing various challenges, as the global economy has slowed and businesses tightened their spending due to various stretchy conditions. In order to achieve that, investment regardless of the economic situation is decisive.

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Wrapping up…

Samsung has all the way geared up the operation, Samsung currently has five semiconductor manufacturing facilities in South Korea (Giheung, Hwaseong, Pyeongtaek, Onyang, and Cheonan), three in China (Suzhou, Tianjin, and Xi’an), and one in the United States (Austin). The company is also building another $17 billion plant in Austin, Texas. This big sort to the production in a sense to meet the demand. Kindly make note of and dump in the comment box, what you say in the same. Also, stay tuned via @Samnews24…


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