Samsung will focus mainly on scaling up its 3D NAND chip output in Pyeongtaek, South Korea and Xian, China, according to the report. The industry leader's planned huge spending is believed to be an effort to defend its dominance in the market.All major NAND flash makers plan to ramp up 3D NAND flash production capacity over the next couple of years. It seems the pendulum is going to swing the other way. NAND may get a lot cheaper in the near future if the market will indeed shift to an oversupply situation.
Meanwhile, with its recent announcement of its fifth-generation 3D NAND memory chips, Samsung will be at least two years ahead of its competitors in technology, the report indicated.
Samsung to ramp up its NAND flash capex
Posted on Sunday, Jul 15 2018 @ 18:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck