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Samsung Semiconductor Breaks New Ground for Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility. (US)
Xbitlabs ^ | 07/14/2013 12:46 PM | Anton Shilov

Posted on 07/15/2013 10:00:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Samsung Semiconductor, the world’s third largest contract maker of chips, has kicked off construction of its new facility in San Jose, California. The new fab will be used for manufacturing of leading-edge chips as well as for research and development of new semiconductor manufacturing technologies.

(Excerpt) Read more at xbitlabs.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: california; hitech; samsung; sanjose

1 posted on 07/15/2013 10:00:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Related article at Xbitlabs:

Samsung Looking Forward to Make Chips for Amazon, Nvidia, Sony – Report.

2 posted on 07/15/2013 10:05:12 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

no habla english


3 posted on 07/15/2013 10:21:39 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They could have saved a bundle by building this plant in Texas....

But we don’t know how much brown nosing jerry brown did in the form of tax breask and subsidies that were thrown at samsung....


4 posted on 07/15/2013 10:24:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Samsung already has a number of facilities in Austin.

Governor Moonbeam must have made one heck of a deal, as must have business hostile San Jose.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

Yep, last high tech fab exited San Jose nearly 10 years ago.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: null and void

Must have been a special deal of some kind.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Probably will be staffed by the H-1B crowd....


8 posted on 07/15/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Plant is probably close to being fully automated. Once manufacturing reduces workforces down to maintaining the machines it is more cost effective to build them by the customers vs. shipping and paying the energy costs. This is the future.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by Gen-X-Dad
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To: Gen-X-Dad; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave
Hmm.....OK.

Changes in your neighborhood.

10 posted on 07/15/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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650,000 sq feet of plant.

That is some serious size.

11 posted on 07/15/2013 2:47:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: null and void

some kind of deal.. haaa.

You haven’t seen the new road signs..

Welcome to Samsung Jose. :-}


12 posted on 07/16/2013 9:39:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

*forehead smack* Of course! Sponsorship!


13 posted on 07/16/2013 9:40:58 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: GraceG
They could have saved a bundle by building this plant in Texas....

They'll be sending all the semiconductors overseas anyway so at least they're near a shipping port.

14 posted on 07/16/2013 9:41:33 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ChangeS? for sure.

BART is finally getting built out to the South Bay to San Jose. .. and massive construction projects abound..

I got more crud floating around in the air from all the construction going down no more than a couple miles away, they should have a pool cleaning comp system.. or it could be the damned squirrels washing their nuts in my pool at night.. i never seen so much curd .. or I may need a new filter. :-}


15 posted on 07/16/2013 9:43:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: GraceG

Computer chips, not cow chips...


16 posted on 07/16/2013 9:45:49 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: null and void

The HP Pavilion is now..
SAP Centre..
appropriate name.
considering the fans that continue to shell out major dinero and still have zippa on the cup trophy shelf.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 9:47:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Silicon chip fab requires a whole bunch of water - 4 million gallons a day, or more.

Where, pray tell, is San Jose going to get that water? They don’t have it now.

Better question, do the rate payers there know Samsung is going to get subsidized water from them?

There’s a reason Intel makes chips in Oregon, and it isn’t the cluster of top notch EE schools.

Gotta hand it to Jerry Brown - this was an excellent get.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 9:47:17 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The wafer fab I am sitting in right now is over 800,000 sq/ft. It's easy to get lost in and I've been here almost 18 years.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: NormsRevenge
.. or it could be the damned squirrels washing their nuts in my pool at night.

At least it's not a tramp. (Admit it. That was a straight line.)

20 posted on 07/16/2013 9:51:34 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: RinaseaofDs
Silicon chip fab requires a whole bunch of water - 4 million gallons a day, or more...There’s a reason Intel makes chips in Oregon

Intel also has 6 fabs in Arizona and New Mexico and another in Israel. None of those are cheap water locations.

21 posted on 07/16/2013 9:56:40 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Stentor

I’ve ponder’d replying and ponder’d some more.. just gonna let it go.. lol

Neighbor just harvested his nectarines, I’m goin’ to SquirrelCON4 here..

They lay a paw on my fruit .. Be prepared to get wet.


22 posted on 07/16/2013 1:58:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I think he has us confused with a paper mill. There is no way we use that much water.


23 posted on 07/16/2013 2:08:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty
No, he's right about the water usage.
One manufacturing plant uses anywhere between 2 to 4 million gallons of very, very pure water—we call it ultrapure water—per day, and that, on the average, is roughly equivalent to the water usage of a city of maybe 40,000, 50,000 people.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/podcast/semiconductors/design/semicondutor-manufacturing-plants-can-use-as-much-water-as-a-small-city


24 posted on 07/16/2013 6:40:52 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Huh. And I’ve worked in fabs. Of course, the fabs I worked in are long gone, so these newer ones must be more thirsty. Processes aren’t anything like they used to be. (I work in a research group these days, in a design center so I’m afraid I’ve become somewhat removed from things.)


25 posted on 07/16/2013 6:59:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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