EE|Times: Samsung expands Austin fab

Samsung is investing another $4 billion at its Austin, Texas, site to expand production of mobile application processors beginning the second half of 2013.

The remodeled facility will produce mobile application processors on 300-mm wafers at the 28-nm process node. The boost in production will occur during the second half of 2013 and is expected to alleviate the rapidly growing demand for application processors for mobile devices.

Samsung also said it is expanding its Austin Research Center, which now employs about 200 engineers design mobile application processors.

Samsung’s campus in Austin currently employs 2,500 workers.

Samsung claims its investment in Austin is the largest foreign investment in the state of Texas. The Koran electronics giant’s total investment in Samsung Austin Semiconductor since 1996 will reach $11 billion by year’s end, including the recently announced $4 billion investment.


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