[News] Samsung Reportedly Delays Production Schedule for New Semiconductor Plant in Texas

2023-12-27 Semiconductors editor

South Korean media Businesskorea reports that Samsung Electronics Co. has postponed the production schedule for its new semiconductor plant in Taylor, Texas to 2025.

Citing a report from Seoul Economic Daily, Siyoung Choi, the President of Samsung’s semiconductor foundry business, mentioned during a speech in San Francisco that Samsung’s new Tyler Plant – with investment of USD 17 billion – is now expected to commence production in 2025.

Samsung’s initial projection, announced in 2021 when the investment plan was disclosed, had anticipated the Taylor plant to start its mass production in the second half of 2024.

Even before the news of Samsung’s Taylor plant production delay, TSMC’s Arizona fab, “Fab 21,” had already decided to postpone its mass production to 2025 due to tool-in and various labor-related issues.

Reportedly, the delays in production schedules for both TSMC and Samsung indicate that the new semiconductor fab of these two companies will not enter mass production until 2025.

As per the report, industry sources point out that issues such as environmental permit challenges and slow progress in government subsidy policies are major obstacles hindering the development of semiconductor projects in the United States.

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Please note that this article cites information from Businesskorea and Samsung