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Samsung building NAND factory in China to feed growing smartphone market

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Samsung building NAND factory in China to feed growing smartphone market
Samsung announced it plans to build its first NAND chip plant in China next year, pending regulatory approval. Samsung already makes 40% of the world’s supply of NAND memory, the solid-state memory found inside smartphones and other devices. The plant will cost between $3.5 and $5 billion dollars and is expected to come online in 2013.

Samsung officials cited the rapidly increasing smartphone market in China as a driving reason to create more production capability there. China has experience rapid growth in the mobile market, recently surpassing the United States to become the largest market for smartphones and mobile devices.

It’s thought that Samsung is positioning itself to be able to produce more of its own phones for Chinese consumers, while also expanding the number of chips it can offer to Chinese phone makers such as ZTE and Huawei. ZTE recently announced its desire to shift its emphasis to higher-margin premium smartphones.

Samsung is also building a $3 billion dollar flat panel display factory in China, so they are well positioned to remain a top supplier of electronics to Chinese consumers and OEMs alike in the coming years.

source: Financial Times via electronista

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posted on 07 Dec 2011, 10:31 4

1. hepresearch (unregistered)


Just about everything is made in China these days... why not add to the list? Some day, China will produce everything we buy... including all of our vehicles, cell phones, computers, software, defense technology (ooops... did I just say that?)...

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 08:24 1

7. Today (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


Conclusion: Buy products from American origin companies; atleast that will bring some money back to the USA.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 11:14

9. hepresearch (unregistered)


That leaves Motorola and RIM, pretty much... and RIM is debatable.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:06 6

2. Joker (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Wife: Honey, ley's make a baby.
Husband: OK... on second thought, why don't we let the Chinese make one for us?
Wife: ?!?!?
Husband: If you think about it, we'll save fortune on the hospital bills

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 08:24 1

8. Today (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


Conclusion: Buy products from American origin companies; atleast that will bring some money back to the USA.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:25 2

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Where is Apple factory??
Assembled in China

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:52 1

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Foxconn

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:53 3

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


lol on all of the above

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 16:33 1

6. galaxyisking (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


as long as samy offers better working conditions than apple......

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