Samsung to invest $15 billion in new campus to lead chip building

Samsung announced the construction of a new complex for the development of semiconductors in South Korea.


Samsung measures its steps to become one of the largest chip suppliers in the world, and has announced a new goal for 2028: invest up to 15 billion dollars in a new semiconductor research and development complex in Giheung , South Korea. , dedicated to the manufacture of new generation devices and processes.

This new dedicated R&D space will be built on a 109,000-square-meter field within the Samsung campus, and will be dedicated to “pushing the limits of semiconductor scale,” according to the statement .

The fight for nanometers

This new research headquarters will complement the work of the Hwaseong Research and Development Center and the Pyeongtaek Semiconductor Complex , Samsung ‘s sites dedicated to mass manufacturing components.

Currently, the South Korean brand is already developing 3-nanometer lithographs to meet internal and third-party demands . This new chipset architecture increases performance by 23% and reduces energy consumption by 45%, compared to 5-nanometer lithographs.

Within the complex world of component manufacturing, Samsung leads the global market for memory for electronic devices. However, TSMC leads the industry in chipsets made under contract to third parties. Intel recently announced the start of operations at its smelter.

Samsung seeks to lead the chip market

For Samsung , the Giheung campus is a place that has written part of history. This space, located south of Seoul and close to the Hwaseong headquarters, introduced the world’s first 64 MB DRAM in 1992.

“Our new state-of-the-art research and development complex will become an innovation hub where the best research talents from around the world can come and grow together,” said President Kye Hyun Kyung, who also heads the Research Solutions Division. Devices. “We hope that this new beginning lays the foundation for the sustainable growth of our semiconductor business.”

However, this does not determine the independence of Samsung in terms of processors. Recently, the CEO of Qualcomm announced an agreement with the South Korean brand to provide Snapdragon processors to the Galaxy premium line. According to Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm, this agreement will be maintained for several years, to the benefit of both parties.