Chip manufacturers invest in production expansion against persistent chip deficiency

Chip manufacturers invest in production expansion against persistent chip deficiency

The world-growing contract manufacturer TSMC invests 2 billion euros in its production capacity. The fourth gray memory chip manufacturer Nanya builds a new chip factory in Taiwan for nearly 9 billion euros. Both should operate the further growing demand for semiconductors. Western Digital and Micron, on the other hand, are looking for the use of Japanese Kioxia, the second grave manufacturer of flash memory chips.

The Taiwanese memory chip manufacturer Nanya Technology has announced to invest around 8.8 billion euros in the construction of a new semiconductor factory in northern Taiwan. The construction should start this year and be completed in the city’s year. From 2024 DRAM chips in 10 nanometer technology are to be produced using extreme ultraviolet exposure.

Nanya is the fourth-grayed DRAM chip manufacturer in the world. With a market share of just under 3 percent, however, Taiwaners are far behind the Korean industry drivers Samsung and SK Hynix, which come on market shares of 42 and 30 percent. Since the DRAM market is expected to grow more than 50 percent by theest year alone, Nanya wants to reduce the luck with the market operators with this coarse investment.

TSMC invests in old and new

TSMC, on the other hand, was to invest in investing just under 2.4 billion euros in its existing chip factories. This should be expanded with sophisticated technology capacity. Local media in Taiwan also reported that the Taiwanese orders will relocate part of his production to China.

TSMC refused a comment on these frames, but the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs declared loudly Taiwan News, that 90 percent of the chips of TSMC are manufactured in Taiwan. In the Suden Taiwan, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated in the new 3-nanometer factory, in which TSMC has invested nearly 59 billion euros.

GlobalFoundries Plant Borsengang

Globalfoundries as another contract manufacturer also plans investments in its own production capacity. According to a report of the Korea Economic Daily Will Globalfoundries invest in 1.1 billion euros in its chip factories in Germany, Singapore and the USA. The company also plans to the Borsengang in 2022 and was able to reach a market value of 20 billion US dollars expected to reach.

Globalfoundries was once two degree of application of the world. After the development of its own 7-nanometer technology was stopped in 2018, the market share fell to 7 percent back. GlobalFoundries is currently only the fourth-grobned contract manufacturer.

Overhaul in the Nand Flash segment?

In the Nand Flash segment, the US chip manufacturers western Digital and Micron explore the use of the world’s second grave Nand Flash company, which is Japanese Kioxia Holding to improve their market positions. According to the view of the Wall Street Journal This makes sense for both interested parties. At the end of 2020, Samsung Electronics drove the NAND flash market with a market share of 32.9 percent, followed by Kioxia with 19.5 percent, Western Digital with 14.4 percent, SK Hynix with 11.6 percent and Micron with 11, 2 percent. If Western digitally merge with Kioxia, the company was based on market shares to become the leader of the flash memory industry.

On the other hand, Samsung as a global dram and NAND flash manufacturer has remained with clear exercises to the own plan. Based on its quintum investment plan, Samsung is expected to stuck around 22 billion euros in investment investments. However, the company has not yet announced any plan for the expansion of manufacturing in the US and additional investment in the local factories in Korea.

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