Samsung satser stort i Texas

Samsung satser stort i Texas

Samsung forøger deres produktions kapacitet med en ny $3,5 milliarder semiconducter fabrik i Texas.



Samsung har udgivet følgende pressemeddelelse om udvidelsen.

Samsung Electronics Co, are opening one of the largest 300mm NAND flash memory wafer plant in Austin, Texas.

The 1.6 million square foot building--as large as nine football fields and one of the largest buildings in Austin--is one of the largest single semiconductor facilities in the United States. The first product of the new plant will be 16Gb NAND flash chips using 50-nanometer level process technology. The $3.5 billion facility will initiate operation in the second half of 2007 and ramp up to produce 60,000 wafers per month by 2008.

"With this new manufacturing facility, Samsung has made the single largest foreign investment in Texas history," said Texas Governor Rick Perry. "The facility will provide a significant boost to the Texas economy, employment base and cultural life."
"Our monumental new fabrication facility that we built in Austin is a testament to the company's commitment to our U.S. customers," said Vice Chairman Yun. "With the Austin plant, Samsung will supply the American market with the most advanced flash memory products available.

The plant will manufacture NAND flash memory chips, which are widely used in a host of consumer- related products, such as MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras, and other mobile devices.
NAND chips can also be found in the ubiquitous flash drives that consumers use to store photos, documents, music and other multimedia data as well as the new solid state drives for PCs. NAND flash memory is popular in a growing number of mobile products because flash memory does not lose its data when its power supply is turned off.

Samsung has committed to an investment of $3.5 billion for the project, making it the largest single foreign investment in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. Previously, the largest foreigninvestment in Texas was the existing Samsung memory plant, which cost about $1.4 billion in 1996.

With construction breaking ground in April 2006, the new high-tech factory is adjacent to the existing eight-inch (200mm) wafer fabrication plant in Austin. The existing plant was completed in 1997 and will continue to be used to manufacture DRAM.

The new fabrication plant, or "fab," will be the city's first to produce semiconductors on a 300 millimeter (12-inch) wafer. The 300 millimeter wafer is 2.25 times larger than the 200 millimeter (eight-inch) wafer now used at the first fab. The 12-inch wafer can typically hold about 1,200 standard 256-megabit memory chips, compared to about 500 such chips on an eight-inch wafer.

From a structural perspective, it will be almost two times as large as the existing facility, which was formerly the largest semiconductor fab in Austin. The current eight-inch plant will continue to operate, producing a mix of memory chips for computers and mobile devices.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor has hired about 700 new employees during the construction of the plant and now has 1,600 employees in Austin. The payroll for Samsung in Austin will grow from $60 million annually (eight-inch plant only) to about $100 million once the new plant is in full operation.

"Samsung's investment in Austin is both a statement of our faith in the Austin community and its human resources," said Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, president of Samsung Electronics Semiconductor Business, "but also a testament to the work and energy of our current work force which has proven that we can compete in a global market in Austin, Texas."

The smallest feature size on the first chips, 50-nanometer level, is 200 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter-a human red blood cell is about 10,000 nanometers wide.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is owned by Samsung Electronics. The Austin semiconductor plants are the only plants outside of South Korea belonging to Samsung. Currently, Samsung Electronics operates 15 semiconductor fabrication lines.

Indsendt af: jesdals

Link: Samsung

Skrevet af Lene den 15. Jun 2007. Nyheden er læst 1602 gang(e).

Del med dine venner

     

0 kommentarer
Skriv kommentar til nyheden Kommentarer til nyheden fra Facebook

 

ASRock X470 Master SLI

ASRock har sendt en mindre palle af de nye Ryzen 2 bundkort vores vej, og de skal da selvfølgelig igennem maskinen,

Læs Mere

TP-Link Archer C5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

TP-Link er tilbage på Tweak.dk redaktionen med deres Archer C5400 802.11ac router med indbygget 4-ports Gigabit swit

Læs Mere

Miele CM 6350 - Når kaffen skal overclockes

Kaffe er en fast rutine for utroligt mange af os, og i dagens test kigger vi på en mulighed for at hæve niveau

Læs Mere

Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Esport Edition

Vi har i denne test taget et nærmere kig på Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Esport Edition headset. Det er som navnet

Læs Mere

noblechairs HERO Gaming Chair

noblechairs er ikke nogen ny samarbejdspartner her på redaktionen, men så meget h

Læs Mere

Plantronics Voyager 5200

Plantronics Voyager 5200 er dagens fokuspunkt, og er med sit lette og ergonomiske design, et super interessant headset for

Læs Mere

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Vi har fået fingre i den nyeste titel i Ubisofts Assassin's Creed serie, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, som har udgivelse

Læs Mere

Fractal Design Define S2

Det er efterhånden ved at være et stykke tid siden vi sidst så på et kabinet fra Fractal Design, m

Læs Mere

 

Nyeste Videoer og Trailers

Seneste nyheder

De første gaming benchmarks dukket op på GeForce RTX2070, 15% hurtigere end GeForce GTX1080.

Vi knokler selv på højtryk for at komme i mål med vores egne NVIDIA GeForce RTX2070 reviews, men indtil da, må
Læs Mere

Diablo III special edition Nintendo Switch

Er du til håndholdte konsoller i stil med Nintendo Switch, og på samme tid også inkarneret Diablo fan, så vil
Læs Mere

Tweak Build Vlog - Zooda Build

I samarbejde med Corsair og MSI, bygger vi en gaming og streaming PC til Zooda aka Stefan. Følg vores byggeri
Læs Mere

Nye Intel Core i9 9900K vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X spil benchmarks frigivet. Så stor er forskellen nu

Nu er der dukket en ny artikel om omkring misæren om Intel Core i9 9900K vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. Denne gang Prin
Læs Mere

AMD lancerer to nye Threadrippers 29 oktober

Informationerne kommer via AMD's UK Twitter konto, hvor det fremgår vi snart præsenteres for Ryzen Threadrippe
Læs Mere

Intel 9th Gen processorer - Verdens bedste til gaming?

Vi har denne mandag en særudgave af Tweak News klar grundet Intels lancering af Intel 9th Gen processorerne. I
Læs Mere

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 3DMark Timespy performance lækket. Baghjul til GTX 1080?

Som altid kommer leaks forud for officielle lanceringen, og informationer om performance på kommende NVIDIA Ge
Læs Mere

Razer Phone 2 in action (Video)

Nyeste skud på stammen inden for smartphone gaming fra Razer, er deres ny proklameret Razer Phone 2 telefon. U
Læs Mere
Partner sider
Indsend nyhed
Har du fundet en fed nyhed så indsend den så alle andre på Tweak.dk kan få glæde af den.