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Samsung Expands NAND Flash Production Capacity

by Lyle Smith

This week we found that Samsung expands NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea, to address mid- to long-term demands, specifically for the market’s emerging technologies. Construction is already well underway at the facility, with mass production of their V-NAND memory slated for a start sometime in the second half of 2021. Samsung indicates that it will continue to make new investments to “seize future market opportunities”.

Samsung has announced the expansion of its NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea, to address mid- to long-term demands, specifically for the market’s emerging technologies. Construction is already well underway at the facility, with mass production of their V-NAND memory slated for a start sometime in the second half of 2021. Samsung indicates that it will continue to make new investments to “seize future market opportunities”.

Samsung expands NANDSamsung’s Pyeongtaek Campus was built back in 2015 and is considered a “hub for next-generation memory technologies,” as it features two of the world’s largest-scale production lines. As such, the company is usually the front runner when it comes to innovation in NAND technology. For example, it was the first company to mass-produce sixth-generation (1xx-layer) V-NAND back in July of last year.

Here is a history of Samsung’s V-NAND mass production:

DateV-NAND
July 20131st-generation (24-layer) 128Gb MLC V-NAND
Aug. 20131st-generation 128Gb MLC V-NAND 960GB SSD
Aug. 20142nd-generation (32-layer) 128Gb 3-bit V-NAND
Sept. 20142nd-generation V-NAND SSD
Aug. 20153rd-generation (48-layer) 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND
Sept. 20153rd-generation V-NAND SSD ‘850 EVO’, ‘950 PRO’
Dec. 20164th-generation (64-layer) 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND
Jan. 20174th-generation V-NAND SSD
Jan. 20184th-generation 512Gb V-NAND 30.72TB SAS SSD
May 20185th-generation (9x-layer) 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND
June 20185th-generation V-NAND SSD
June 20196th-generation (1xx-layer) 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND
July 20196th-generation V-NAND SSD

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