Not long ago, Intel suddenly announced that it would sell its NAND flash memory business to sk Hynix at a price of $9 billion (about 60 billion). The latter may grow into the second largest flash memory company in the world, after Samsung, surpassing Toshiba and Western Digital.On this deal, SK Hercules will acquire Intel SSD、NAND components and wafers as well as Intel flash plant in Dalian, China.
The deal is particularly striking for china's Fab 68 plant in dalian, which was first set up in 2007 and put into production in 2010, mainly for chip-sealing, but Intel announced a $5.5 billion upgrade in 2015.
After SK Hynix acquired the flash wafer factory in Dalian, China, many critics thought that the price of $9 billion was too expensive, and the deal was lostMoreover, the flash memory technology of Chinese factories is not the most advanced, and the labor cost is also rising. What's more, there are competition factors between China and the United States.
Anyway, critics of good news think that SK Hynix lost the deal and bought a hot potato.
But SK Hynix doesn't see it that way, and executives deny that the transaction price is too high,Said Intel's technology and R & D team is the most critical, not the factory in China.