New Samsung research center in Japan to study component packaging

New Samsung research center in Japan to study component packaging technology

The emerging thawing in relations between Japan and South Korea is reflected not only in more frequent meetings between the heads of state and government of these countries, but also in the expansion of cooperation in the technical direction. According to the information Nikkei Asian ReviewBy 2025, the world’s largest memory manufacturer Samsung Electronics will open a new research center in Japan.

    Image source: Samsung Electronics

Image source: Samsung Electronics

Samsung already has a research unit in Japan, but the new center, although located next door in Yokohama, will be structurally independent. Around 222 million US dollars are planned for the construction, but Korean investors expect subsidies of around 74 million US dollars from the Japanese authorities and can thus cover up to a third of their costs. Samsung’s new R&D center in Japan will house a production line for prototyping products using new technologies.

Japan occupies a leading position in the world market for materials for lithography production and special equipment, therefore the presence of a special Samsung research center on the territory of this island country should accelerate the development of new technologies. Notably, a specific division at Samsung will focus on chip packaging and assembly technologies rather than manufacturing them per se. In an environment where it is becoming increasingly difficult to scale the density of transistors per unit area of ​​a microcircuit, the technology of laying crystals on a substrate is no less important. Samsung’s new research center will employ several hundred specialists. The competitor TSMC also has a research center in Japan northeast of the capital.

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