Largest memory production plant goes in to operation
The start of production at the new fab will constitute a total investment of 12 trillion Korean won through completion. Construction started in May 2010 and completed installation of equipment for clean rooms this May. Trial production began in June and the facility was made operational for mass production in August.
Housed in a 12-story building, Line-16 is the industry’s most advanced and largest memory fabrication facility, with a combined workspace of approximately 198,000 square meters. Starting this month, Samsung began mass production of high-performance 20nm-class NAND flash memory chips, with a projected volume of more than 10,000 12-inch wafers monthly.
Production of NAND flash memory will now ramp up to meet market demand, and it will begin production of more advanced memory semiconductors with high density and performance using 10nm-class process technology next year.