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geekmaster
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re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
geekmaster   9/27/2011 1:19:38 AM
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Biggest memory fab? What about Flash Alliance?

KB3001
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KB3001   9/24/2011 4:36:46 PM
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It would be nice to see that in Europe too :-)

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KarlFredrik   9/24/2011 1:15:11 PM
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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.

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J. D.   9/23/2011 9:53:35 PM
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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 ?

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re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
J. D.   9/23/2011 9:51:04 PM
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Wonder what this will do regarding the Price of Memory Chips ?

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re: Samsung fires up world's biggest memory fab
selinz   9/23/2011 5:26:00 PM
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Hey, why not have Apple build 5 or 6 of them across the USA. Then we have a bunch of shovel ready jobs!

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Huey   9/23/2011 4:56:07 PM
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I believe that it signifies that class of memory manufacturing (using a 20nm-29nm) process.

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agk   9/23/2011 10:57:49 AM
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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.

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PJames   9/22/2011 8:59:48 PM
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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.

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JollyPaul   9/22/2011 8:02:35 PM
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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.

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