Samsung to invest record $24 billion in flexible displays and flash memory production

Samsung to invest record $24 billion in flexible displays and flash memory production
Samsung's semiconductor production is becoming its bread-and-butter business, and the OLED display manufacturing won't be far behind, it seems. The company is planning to invest the whopping $24 billion in expanding the mass production of those components, in order to meet the rising demand from its phone business and external clients. 

Given that it was the first to start a 10nm chipset foundry in mass quantities, and the rumors that Apple will be using its OLED panels for the 2017 iPhone(s), it's not hard to fathom why such a huge investment. Samsung's flagships are also expected to use curved flexible OLED screens going forward, so there will be plenty of demand to be met by the new facilities.

source: Korea Herald

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15 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What a record! This is why Samsung will remain at the top of the smartphone industry, regardless of trolls who desparately try to make the Note7's failure a big deal that would put Samsung down. SMH

4. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Samsung display and LSI have nothing to do with Samsung mobile. And they have been at the top for as long as I remember. Samsung needs help in software and performance, not display.

5. dazed1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Exynos version does not need any help. Its fantastic.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the software and overall performance is great enough, what help is needed, aside from ranters who can't help it?

11. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

LMAO. The GPU on the 8890 is terrible compared to the adreno 530, and the CPU loses pretty badly to the A10 unless you are using all 8 threads.

14. dazed1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

What? the difference is around 15% on the gpu side, and yes gaming for 1 hour or so, to induce throttling or whatever is useless same as gaming on mobile is useless.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@Tryrion_Lannister "Samsung display and LSI have nothing to do with Samsung mobile" But, Samsung mobile uses components from Samsung Displa, no? Besides, I said Samsung; I didn't say Samsung mobile.

10. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You said smartphone industry. That immediately implies Samsung mobile.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Samsung is always on the top.... It's habit of the Leader.

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Samsung is always on the top.... It's habit of the Leaders.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I thought I read "flash grenade".

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah yeah.. and soon, someone will make a news about how samsung increasing their production to fulfil iPhone8's component demand

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They better invest in finding out what's blowing up Note 7's. I'm ├╝ber curious.

13. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

That's 24 billion more than Apple or any other manufacturer would invest in new tech for their fans. This is why I have no idea how people can hate Samsung. Well, the ones with exploding phones can hate them but everyone else should love them. They are literally the only ones that gives their profits back to the industry.

15. B3st2

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I guess they should invest this amount if not more on discovering and informing the world on Why their phones were exploding in that high % rate...

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