SK Hynix finishes its first EUV DRAM factory

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 02 2021 @ 15:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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SK Hynix announced the completion of M16, the company's first DRAM factory that utilizes extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. The new plant is located on the firm's Icheon campus in Gyeonggi Province and is SK Hynix's largest to date. Construction took 25 months and the South Korean firm invested a total of 3.5 trillion won ($3.1 billion). SK Hynix aims to make its first EUV-based 1a-nm DRAM products starting the second half of 2021.
"It was worried when we decided to build M16 two years ago as the overall semiconductor memory was amid downturn back then. However, as the industry anticipates positive market condition upcoming it seems that our bold decision of the past will lead us to the better future," SK Group chairman Chey Tae-won said at a ceremony to mark the plant completion.
Via: DigiTimes


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