Samsung awarded $6.4 billion by U.S. underneath CHIPS Act to spice up chip manufacturing


The U.S. authorities will give Samsung as much as $6.4 billion in direct funding to spice up its chip manufacturing in Texas, the Commerce Division mentioned on Monday.

In return, the South Korean tech large will commit $45 billion in funding for its two chip manufacturing services, one underneath development in Taylor and one other exiting one in Austin. Samsung may even construct an extra superior packaging plant and a analysis middle.

Samsung turns into the third-largest receipt of funding from the U.S. underneath the CHIPS and Science Act, which gave the Commerce Division $39 billion to dole out as grants to chipmakers to bolster home chip manufacturing, particularly in cutting-edge chips. Intel was granted $8.5 billion for an funding of $100 billion final month whereas TSMC was given $6.6 billion for an funding of $65 billion simply final week.

In a press release, Samsung mentioned the grant will allow the corporate to “additional broaden in Central Texas and create new manufacturing capability and capabilities for important chips for the automotive, shopper Technology, IoT, aerospace, and different important industries.”

“We’re not simply increasing manufacturing services; we’re strengthening the native semiconductor ecosystem and positioning the U.S. as a world semiconductor manufacturing vacation spot,” Samsung co-CEO Kyung Kye-hyun mentioned.

“To satisfy the anticipated surge in demand from U.S. clients, for future merchandise like AI chips, our fabs might be geared up for cutting-edge course of applied sciences and assist carry safety to the U.S. semiconductor provide chain,” he added.

Samsung’s Austin chip manufacturing facility has operated since 1996 and homes two fabs, or chip manufacturing traces, which the corporate continued to improve since then. Its facility in Taylor started development in 2021 and initially had $17 billion earmarked for IT. Samsung is anticipated to fabricate superior chips from 4-nanometer (nm) course of node to 2nm nodeĀ in its US services.

In the meantime, the announcement comes as Samsung begins recovering from the downturn within the reminiscence chip market. The corporate mentioned that IT anticipated working revenue for the primary quarter to surge 900%.

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