Breaking News
News & Analysis

Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab

9/22/2011 04:53 AM EDT
11 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
geekmaster
User Rank
CEO
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
geekmaster   9/27/2011 1:19:38 AM
NO RATINGS
Biggest memory fab? What about Flash Alliance?

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
KB3001   9/24/2011 4:36:46 PM
NO RATINGS
It would be nice to see that in Europe too :-)

KarlFredrik
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
KarlFredrik   9/24/2011 1:15:11 PM
NO RATINGS
It's called Rock's law according to wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock%27s_law "Rock's law or Moore's Second Law, named for Arthur Rock, says that the cost of a semiconductor chip fabrication plant doubles every four years. As of 2003, the price had already reached about 3 billion US dollars." Three billion dollar in 2003. Eight years later on implies four times higher cost. This is pretty close to the 10+ billion in Samsung investment. So the most expensive fabs seem to still follow its trajectory. Not many semiconductor companies have revenues even close to fund that kind of investments.

J. D.
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
J. D.   9/23/2011 9:53:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Agreed, be nice to apply these same "rules" to building semiconductor manufacturing in The U.S. (back to what it was). and the U.S. Industry & Government Game Plan is ?

J. D.
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
J. D.   9/23/2011 9:51:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Wonder what this will do regarding the Price of Memory Chips ?

selinz
User Rank
CEO
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
selinz   9/23/2011 5:26:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Hey, why not have Apple build 5 or 6 of them across the USA. Then we have a bunch of shovel ready jobs!

Huey
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
Huey   9/23/2011 4:56:07 PM
NO RATINGS
I believe that it signifies that class of memory manufacturing (using a 20nm-29nm) process.

agk
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
agk   9/23/2011 10:57:49 AM
NO RATINGS
Samsung semiconductor division from the year 1984 had lots of milestones and the new one is created now. Samsung spends about 8% of its annual sales in R&D. This way their growth in memory,systemLSI and storage are quite appreciable.

PJames
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
PJames   9/22/2011 8:59:48 PM
NO RATINGS
I believe by "20 nm" class they mean it has comparable design rule sizes to a logic process that would be considered a 20nm process.

anon7643463
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
anon7643463   9/22/2011 8:02:35 PM
NO RATINGS
A 10 *billion* dollar fab? Talk about a barrier to entry. There must be an analog of Moore's law for fab costs. I hope this expensive plant is outside of North Korean shelling range.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Most Recent Comments
Steve Manley
 
engineers
 
Weapon
 
rick merritt
 
rick merritt
 
Loser99
 
Aeroengineer
 
Aeroengineer
 
Aeroengineer
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week