Samsung recently announced that it is building a new memory fabrication line in Xi’an, China. Once completed, the new facility will make use of advanced 10nm technology in producing NAND flash memory chips. Samsung is currently investing $2.3 billion in the Xi’an fab with plans to start full-fledged operation in 2014 with a phased total investment of $7 billion.
Just one year after commencing operations at its Line 16 in Hwaseong, Korea, the new Xi’an production facility will help to balance Samsung’s global production network.
Reinforcing the company’s support for its customers worldwide, the China facility will improve Samsung’s global supply chain, making it easier for many of its customers to expand in the region.