The surge in demand for semiconductor components is forcing many manufacturers to increase their production volumes. Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics division is no exception, so the manufacturer of printed circuit boards of various assortments is ready to invest more than $ 900 million in expansion of production capacity. Rumors attribute Intel’s interest in the Korean company’s investment program.
As noted The Korea Times, from unofficial sources it became known that Samsung Electro-Mechanics will invest more than $ 900 million in the expansion of its enterprise in Vietnam in order to increase the production of printed circuit boards demanded in the production of chips in FC-BGA design. The Vietnamese site of the company is one of the candidates for receiving investments, but not the only one, so the final decision has not yet been made.
Korean sources explain that AMD and Intel, which are interested in eliminating the shortage of components for the production of their own products, may be related to such initiatives. The FC-BGA design, which implies mounting the assembled chip directly on a printed circuit board, is in demand in various market segments. Back in May, Intel allegedly approached Samsung with a proposal to split the cost of increasing production of specialized printed circuit boards.