Samsung Invests Heavily In Building Local Chip Supply Chain
After close to two years of supply chain disruption and components shortages that have crippled the semiconductor market, Samsung is invest in companies inside South Korea to mitigate future risk.
Samsung has invested in at least nine mid-range South Korea chip factories, injecting a combined $AUD320 million into these investments. This is in stark contrast to Samsung’s pre-July 2020 movements, according to Korea Herald, who note the relatively few investments the company previously made in suppliers.
Among the companies Samsung has invested in, are Soulbrain, a provider of hydrogen fluoride used in chip production; KCTech, who create wafer-polishing systems; Fine Semitech, makers of protective materials for photomasks; and DNF, an etching materials company.
“By strengthening our ties with a wide array of companies, we aim to make our semiconductor business more competitive,” Samsung says of these investments.