It became known that the American company Micron Technology Inc., engaged in the development and production of operational and flash memory, plans to put its first plant in the central part of Taiwan in June of this year. The construction of this object is part of the manufacturer’s plan for increasing investment in the expansion of production facilities in the country.
The source says that Micron decided to postpone the opening ceremony of a new plant, which is located on the territory of the Central Taiwanese Scientific Park (CTSP), due to the resumption of growth in cases of coronavirus infection in the country. According to available data, the new MICRON production facilities will be involved in the creation of DRAM RAM on the technological process itself, which is called 1α in the company.
Micron does not disclose financial data concerning the construction of a new plant, but Taiwanese media wrote that the volume of investments in this object can be up to 400 billion Taiwanese dollars (approximately $ 14.3 billion). According to reports, the construction of the plant in CTSP is the first phase of the MICRON investment plan in Central Taiwan. The implementation of the second phase with the expansion of production will be directly dependent on demand for the company’s products.
Currently, Micron is Taiwan’s largest foreign enterprise and has a staff of about 9 thousand people. Consulting Company Trendforce Corp. It is said that, according to the results of the first quarter of 2021, Micron ranked third in the world in the production of DRAM memory chips. The American company took 23.1% of the global memory market, inferior to the leaders in the face of South Korean companies Samsung Electronics Co. (42%) and SK HYNIX INC. (29%).