Seoul/San Francisco: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is near finalizing the development of a $17 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility in Williamson County within the US state of Texas, three individuals with information of the matter mentioned.
Samsung informed Reuters that it’s persevering with due diligence in a number of areas, and that it has but to decide.
The manufacturing facility will make superior logic semiconductor chips and is more likely to create about 1,800 jobs, Samsung beforehand mentioned in filings to state officers.
One of many individuals mentioned although no resolution has been made, the Austin suburb of Williamson County is the frontrunner because of the subsidies on supply in addition to the probability of secure sources of electrical energy and water.
A winter storm shutdown at Samsung’s present chip plant in Austin throughout the first quarter induced the equal of 300 billion to 400 billion gained ($254 million to $339 million) of harm to wafer manufacturing.
All three individuals declined to be recognized as they weren’t authorized to talk with media.
Samsung beforehand mentioned it will begin building on the brand new 6-million-sq..ft (557,418-sq. m) plant in January, with manufacturing up and working by the top of 2024.
The plan comes at a time when the worldwide auto business faces a big semiconductor scarcity.
“With the USA turning semiconductors right into a strategic materials, it’s changing into a danger to be concentrated solely in Asia,” mentioned Park Sung-soon, an analyst at Seoul-based Cape Funding Securities.
“Samsung desires to be on the bottom within the US”
Within the world chip contract manufacturing business, Samsung is second to TSMC which had 52.9% of market share in comparison with Samsung’s 17.3% as of end-June, in keeping with evaluation supplier TrendForce.