Samsung Electronics raises non-memory chip investment to US$151 billion through 2030

Samsung Electronics raises non-memory chip investment to US$151 billion through 2030

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it would invest 171 trillion won (US$151.10 billion) in non-memory chips through 2030, raising its previous investment target of 133 trillion won announced in 2019.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it would invest 171 trillion won (US$151.10 billion) in non-memory chips through 2030, raising its previous investment target of 133 trillion won announced in 2019.

Samsung competes with bigger rivals Taiwan's TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and Qualcomm Inc in mobile processing chips.

Samsung will accelerate research and development of advanced chip contract manufacturing processes and construction of production lines, it said in a statement.

The South Korean electronics major added that its third chip production line at Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, will be completed in the second half of 2022.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

Source: Reuters

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