This two years only to get a small number of Apple A chip OEM orders Samsung Electronics decided to act. The latest news that Samsung was scheduled to start next year in South Korea, China City, No. 18 production line will advance to start in November this year. Samsung will spend about 6 trillion won (about 5.4 billion US dollars) to build the production line in order to advance production in 2019 7-nanometer process chip.
Industry believes that Samsung started construction line ahead of schedule, the purpose is to get Apple A12 chip orders. But the order to whom, the decision or in the hands of Apple, the market will pay close attention to whether Apple will change the OEM strategy and follow-up development.
The news pointed out that Samsung may use its global OLED panel production capacity as a condition, "blackmail" Apple change OEM strategy, part of the A12 orders will be to Samsung's hands. Samsung will set up the foundry after the foundry, has said it will be within five years, wafer foundry market share to three times the current increase to 25% level.
Samsung Huacheng plant for the integrated fab, the current production of DRAM, 3D NAND Flash and some of their own use of memory. Samsung said earlier that the independent wafer foundry sector, Huacheng 18 production line will be following the South Korea and the Austin plant after the Austin plant, the third foundry.