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Samsung Electronics to Invest 2.5 Tril. Won to Ramp up System Chip Output

March 14, 2017 15:12|March 14, 2017 15:12
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Samsung Electronics plans to ramp up its 10-nanometer system chip production lines by investing 2.5 trillion won.


According to industry sources on March 13, Samsung Electronics decided to ramp up its 10-nm system semiconductor line at its No. 17 plant in Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province and placed orders for related equipment from major subcontractors in and outside Korea.


Samsung will invest a total of 2.5 trillion won for the expansion of its system chip production facilities. It plans to complete the installation of new production lines within the first half of this year, with new equipment scheduled to be moved in starting from next month. The production of the new line would start from the latter half of next year.


The company set up the world's first 10-nm production line at its S1 plant in Keeheung late last year where it is now producing Qualcomm SnapDragon 835 and its in-house application processor Exynos9 series (8895).