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From: Elroy7/18/2017 12:59:51 AM
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Cementing No.1 Position

Samsung Electronics to Expand 3D NAND Flash Plant

Samsung Electronics is accelerating the expansion of Pyeongtaek Line 1, the world's largest two-layer semiconductor plant, showing its will to solidify its number-one position in the global semiconductor industry by absorbing the world’s demand for NAND flash. Samsung Electronics, which overtook Intel for the first time in its history in the second quarter of this year, is accelerating the construction of its "semiconductor empire" by strengthening its memory and foundry business.

In particular, Pyeongtaek Line 1 is where Samsung Semiconductor's advanced mass-production technology is applied, and 4G 3D NAND flash memories will be intensively produced. It is said that Samsung Electronics’s rivals have not secured stable yields in the 4G 3D flash memory business. It is forecast that Samsung Semiconductor capable of producing the most efficient NAND flashes will be able to further cement its position as server companies around the world are changing their storage devices from hard disks to solid state drives (SSDs) using NAND flashes and the electronics industry’s paradigm shifts completely from PCs to mobile devices.

Ha ha! What the hell kind of statement is this?

According to market researcher IHS Markit, total NAND flash sales are projected to increase more than 7% between 2016 and 2021 as server NAND flash demand will soar.

Over 5 years sales will increase "more than 7%"? Well, I guess it's better than contracting.....
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