Samsung Begins Construction of New 5nm Production Line to Take On TSMC

Samsung Begins Construction of New 5nm Production Line to Take On TSMC

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Samsung has announced the start of construction on a new 5nm production line that will help it compete against rival TSMC. The new facility, located in Pyeongtaek, Korea, will become the company's core manufacturing base for 5G·HPC·AI solutions with 5nm EUV.

The new foundry line, which will focus on EUV-based 5 nanometer (nm) and below process technology, has just commenced construction this month and is expected to be in full operation in the second half of 2021. It will play a pivotal role as Samsung aims to expand the use of state-of-the-art process technologies across a myriad of current and next generation applications, including 5G, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI).

“This new production facility will expand Samsung’s manufacturing capabilities for sub-5nm process and enable us to rapidly respond to the increasing demand for EUV-based solutions,” said Dr. ES Jung, President and Head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics. “We remain committed to addressing the needs of our customers through active investments and recruitment of talents. This will enable us to continue to break new ground while driving robust growth for Samsung’s foundry business.”

With the addition of the Pyeongtaek fab, Samsung will have a total of seven foundry production lines located in South Korea and the United States, comprised of six 12-inch lines and one 8-inch line.


Samsung Begins Construction of New 5nm Production Line to Take On TSMC

Samsung Begins Construction of New 5nm Production Line to Take On TSMC

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