Last week, Micron started construction of it third NAND flash memory facility in Singapore. The new factory is the third phase of its Fab 10 expansion, it's located adjacent to the chip maker's existing facilities. The new production capacity is expected to come online in late 2019 but Micron didn't share details about what kind of 3D NAND or how much of it this new fab will make.
The new semiconductor production facility represents the third phase of Micron’s Fab 10 expansion and will be located adjacent to the existing complexes. The new plant will be built on a 165,000 m2 land plot at North Coast Drive. The new Fab is expected to be completed sometimes in the middle of 2019, Micron plans to get the first wafers from the new fab sometimes in Q4 2019. The ramp up of the facility is going to take several quarters, so expect significant volumes of 3D NAND memory to come out of the new fab towards the end of calendar 2020.
Micron has two 300mm 3D NAND fabs in Singapore, these are called Fab 10N and Fab 10X. Combined, the two plants account for the majority of Micron's NAND flash memory production capacity. The expansion will total billions of U.S. dollars, and also entails new R&D activities in Singapore.