Samsung earmarks $1.94B for new 14/20nm semiconductor manufacturing line

June 18, 2012 — The management committee of Samsung Electronics authorized the KRW2.25 trillion (about US$1.94 billion) investment for construction of a new production line serving Samsung’s System LSI business.

The line will fab 14nm and 20nm advanced semiconductors on 300mm wafers. The chips target mobile applications.

The investment will be made in phases through early 2014.

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