Samsung reportedly plans to build a $17 billion chipmaking facility in Taylor Texas

Samsung plans to expand its foundry offerings in the US

Samsung reportedly plans to build a $17 billion chipmaking facility in Taylor Texas

Samsung's reportedly announcing a $17 billion US chipmaking facility later today

Later today, Samsung is expected to announce plans to create a new chipmaking facility in Taylor, Texas. This manufacturing plant will reportedly cost around $17 billion to build and create around 1,800 new jobs for the region. 

This new manufacturing plant will be 30 miles away from Samsung's Austin facility. The plant will reportedly be built in the city of Taylor on a 1,200-acre site, making the new facility larger than Samsung's Austin manufacturing plant. The city of Taylor has reportedly offered Samsung significant tax breaks and other incentives to choose their city for their newest manufacturing base, including property tax breaks of 90% for ten years. 

At this time, it is unknown what Samsung's Taylor facility will be used for. It has been speculated that it may be used to create memory products, such as NAND, HBM, DDR, and GDDR memory, to be used to create 3rd party chips. What we do know is that this new facility isn't expected to start making chips until late 2024. 

Some reports have claimed that the facility could be used to create 3nm products for Samsung, which would be a big deal for the US' fabless chipmakers. That said, this has not been confirmed. 

Samsung reportedly plans to build a $17 billion chipmaking facility in Taylor Texas  
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, is scheduled to speak today at 5 PM local time (11 PM GMT), to make an "economic announcement". This announcement will likely confirm Samsung's plans to expand its presence within the state. 

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