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Samsung Invests Another $4 Billion in Austin Plant

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Samsung is ramping its efforts to make a big splash as a 28 nm SoC vendor.

The company said that it will be investing another $4 billion in its Austin location to renovate some facilities and to "accommodate full System LSI production", Digitimes reported.

Samsung is apparently targeting 300 mm wafer mass production for 28 nm devices for the second half of next year, as work on the project started earlier this month. "We are extremely pleased to extend our presence in Austin and reinforce Samsung's capacity for highly advanced logic products," Samsung stated.

"The added ability in production will allow our customers to better respond to market needs," said Woosung Han, president of Samsung Austin Semiconductor. The current construction employes about 2,500 workers.

Samsung currently manufactures A5 processors for Apple's iPhone and iPad devices and the recent announcement indicates that the company is not just upgrading, but also extending its production capacity. Samsung said that it has invested $13 billion in the Austin fab since 1996.

 

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    house70 , August 23, 2012 9:23 PM
    Investing in local economy is a good thing. Too bad a foreign company has to come here and show the locals how it's done, because the locals are just too busy maximizing their bonuses by outsourcing.
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    A Bad Day , August 23, 2012 8:42 PM
    Within half a decade, 28mn would be out of date.

    That's the beauty of technological progress.
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    booyaah , August 23, 2012 8:57 PM
    Whats a mn? :) 
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    azraa , August 23, 2012 9:05 PM
    booyaah! typo right there 8D
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    webbwbb , August 23, 2012 9:08 PM
    booyaahWhats a mn?


    Millinanite
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    saturnus , August 23, 2012 9:10 PM
    booyaahWhats a mn?


    Sometimes mn is erroneously used to abbreviate "million". Probably due to the confusion that a million is properly abbreviated MM, ie. millium milia, or a thousand thousands. This is the abbreviation used in finance. In SI (International Standard Units) M signifies a Mega, or a million though. So there's inconsistency.
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    azraa , August 23, 2012 9:11 PM
    manoneter.
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    house70 , August 23, 2012 9:23 PM
    Investing in local economy is a good thing. Too bad a foreign company has to come here and show the locals how it's done, because the locals are just too busy maximizing their bonuses by outsourcing.
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    hate machine , August 23, 2012 9:53 PM
    Samsung, a Korean company creates jobs in America.
    Apple, an American company creates jobs in China through a Chinese Company.

    INB4 "BUT LOLOLOLOLOL APPLE CONTRACTS SAMSUNG TO MAKE CHIPZ THESE JOBS ARE HERE BECAUSE OF JOBZ LOLOLOLOLOL"

    Samsung fabricates chips for all sorts of companies and this plant was primarily a flash chip manufactorium for Samsung devices before the Apple contracts.
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    thecolorblue , August 23, 2012 9:55 PM
    house70Investing in local economy is a good thing. Too bad a foreign company has to come here and show the locals how it's done, because the locals are just too busy maximizing their bonuses by outsourcing.

    well said
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    LukeCWM , August 23, 2012 9:58 PM
    Are they trying to spend money fast before the court orders them to fork it over to Apple?

    I definitely hope Samsung wins the case, it's only reasonable. But that the case has gone this far makes me lose faith in the system...
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    falchard , August 23, 2012 10:45 PM
    Hooray, backwards trade tarriffs imposed by the fed, and economic freedom policies of Texas mixed with increase costs of manufacturing in South Korea has made Samsung invest in healthy US manufacturing jobs.
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    A Bad Day , August 23, 2012 11:05 PM
    booyaahWhats a mn?

    nm I meant.

    *cough* Grammar police *cough*
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    dauntekong , August 23, 2012 11:21 PM
    Samsung aiming high on production... not for apple but for their Galaxy series. Business is booming for Samsung, only the rich can make business in US... unlike apple. too poor to own US companies and had to outsource over seas
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    eddieroolz , August 24, 2012 12:16 AM
    dauntekongSamsung aiming high on production... not for apple but for their Galaxy series. Business is booming for Samsung, only the rich can make business in US... unlike apple. too poor to own US companies and had to outsource over seas


    Dare I say, make those comments again when Apple isn't making 75% of the mobile profits.
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    dauntekong , August 24, 2012 1:09 AM
    eddieroolzDare I say, make those comments again when Apple isn't making 75% of the mobile profits.


    Check the status of mobile phone sales eddie, statistic shows apple is down to 45% and 65% are now Android/Windows. You havent been keeping up with your tech news.

    again...

    Samsung aiming high on production...not for apple but for their Galaxy series. Business is booming for Samsung, only the rich can make business in US... unlike apple. too poor to own US companies and had to out source over seas

    May I add... 50% of their 75% mobile profit was not from mobile but from from having cheap labor cost in other country. They drain as much money from cheap workers as they can, what a money hungry company...
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    darkavenger123 , August 24, 2012 1:39 AM
    LukeCWMAre they trying to spend money fast before the court orders them to fork it over to Apple?I definitely hope Samsung wins the case, it's only reasonable. But that the case has gone this far makes me lose faith in the system...

    It gives more reason the Judge to play in Samsung's favour...political influence will certainly weights in here.....Foreign company investing billions....you don't wanna piss em off.