Tencent Technology News, recently, the actual controller of Samsung Group Li Zu Rong was released after the second instance ruling, for Samsung Electronics, means that future major investment decisions will no longer be affected. According to the latest news from the South Korean media, Samsung Electronics is considering building a second chip plant in South Korea.
According to recent statistics, Samsung Electronics last year's semiconductor revenue surpassed Intel, becoming the world's largest chip maker. So far, Samsung Electronics owns a chip plant in South Korea, Xi'an, China and Austin, Texas.
According to the Yonhap News Agency quoted industry sources on February 6 as reported, due to the global chip market is hot, Samsung Electronics is preparing to build a second chip plant in southern Seoul.
It is reported that in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, Samsung Semiconductor currently has a chip factory, the factory put into operation in July last year.
Samsung Electronics executives are working with Pyeongtaek officials on the second chip factory talks, but the specific size of the investment, area has not yet been decided.
An executive at Samsung Electronics revealed to the media that Samsung has already considered the project for a long time, but has not yet made a final decision.
On Monday, a South Korean court of appeals held a second trial of Lee Jae-Yong's alleged bribery of former President Park Geun-hye. The court sentenced him to two and a half years' imprisonment and a four-year suspension of his term of office. Lee Jae-rong was released on trial.
If Li Zha Rong no longer has other legal troubles in the next four years, he will be able to completely put an end to jail.
The second chip factory in Pyeongtaek City mentioned above will also become a major decision after Li Zha Rong regained his freedom.
According to South Korean media earlier reports, after Li Arun was detained, although the internal management of Samsung Electronics has not been affected (Samsung Electronics revenue and profits created a series of historical records), but Li's absence affects major decisions concerning the future of the company , The number of high-level strategic meetings has been reduced.
As we all know, in the past two years, the global memory and flash memory chip prices, the market is very hot, which also pushed up the performance of semiconductor companies such as Samsung Electronics, Hynix, Micron Technology, Samsung Semiconductor Division has become a company The most important source of profit.
Samsung is the world's largest memory chip and flash memory chip maker, has also become the biggest beneficiary of this round of market hot.
Samsung is still a large-scale expansion of the chip business. Samsung's previously designed mobile application processor was mainly used in Samsung handsets, which the company said earlier it will sell the processor to more handset makers.
In addition, some media reports recently said that Samsung Electronics has entered the field of dedicated chips for bitcoin mining computers in an attempt to win the interests of the semiconductor business from the hot global digital currency.
According to a report by IC Insights, a semiconductor market research company, last year, the global semiconductor company had a capital expenditure of 90.8 billion U.S. dollars, of which Samsung Semiconductor Group accounted for 26 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 30% of the industry.
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province is an important manufacturing base for Samsung's semiconductor business. Last year, Samsung announced an investment of 7 billion U.S. dollars and added another production line to Xi'an Flash Memory Chip Factory.
In Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Samsung Electronics also owns a chip packaging and testing plant.