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Samsung invests $27 billion into a second memory plant in Pyeongtaek

This facility is expected to be finished in the first half of 2019

Samsung invests $27 billion into a second memory plant in Pyeongtaek

Samsung invests $27 billion into a second memory plant in Pyeongtaek

Samsung Electronics expects the demand for memory chips to continue to grow over the next few years, prompting a pre-emptive investment of $27.7 billion in a second semiconductor plant in Pyeongtaek. 

This facility is code-named the "P2-Project", which is set to be completed before the second half of 2019. At this time it is unknown what will be created within this facility, though DRAM and NAND production are likely candidates. Production allocation is expected closer to the facility's completion date, after more accurate projections on product demand can be made. The construction of this new facility is designed to meet future demand for Samsung's chip designs. 

Sadly, this facility is not likely to enter mass production until 2020, though the company's first Pyeongtaek facility is currently ramping up production to help meet today's demand for NAND. This planned increase in chip production is great news given today's supply constrained market, though PC builders will be undoubtedly disappointed by how long it will be before this new facility is up and running. 

  

Samsung invests $27 billion into a second memory plant in Pyeongtaek


When combined with the expansion of Samsung's other facilities it is clear that the company sees demand for DRAM and NAND increasing over the next few years. Hopefully, this increase in chip supply will be able to outpace any increases in demand, as today's pricing of NAND and DRAM are already excessive. 

The creation of these new facilities is also great news for Samsung's suppliers, the lesser known creators of the machinery that makes such complex chip designs possible. This investment in new facilities will allow these companies to continue to grow and prosper, which will allow them to continue pressing forward with increasingly accurate machinery. 

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07-02-2018, 15:39:16

Excalabur50
This is a good thing and about time too, in the short term it wont help with pricing but it should in theory anyway reduce prices in the future.Quote

08-02-2018, 05:41:43

Emu
As much as I hate not wanting to spend $240 on 16GB of DDR4 to let my laptop use dual channel mode, I don't mind the higher prices. It and the high GPU prices puts me off building a new system and the longer I wait, the better I will get for the same money due to new generations of hardware being released... :\Quote

08-02-2018, 06:48:57

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by Emu View Post
As much as I hate not wanting to spend $240 on 16GB of DDR4 to let my laptop use dual channel mode, I don't mind the higher prices. It and the high GPU prices puts me off building a new system and the longer I wait, the better I will get for the same money due to new generations of hardware being released... :\
Alternatively, don't wish for high prices, hold off on buying and let everyone who is in the market enjoy appropriately priced products

The new fab is good news but may only be a small dent in today's pricing in the end.Quote
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