Samsung Austin plans chip fabrication line renovation

Advanced semiconductor manufacturer Samsung Austin Semiconductor is to invest approximately $4bn (£2.5bn) in renovating its fabrication operations to accommodate full System LSI production and meet demand for logic products.

When completed, the remodelled fabrication line will produce mobile systems-on-chip on 300mm wafers at the 28nm process node.

The project is expected to initiate mass production within the second half of 2013.