Samsung Electronics to invest $230bn in ‘world’s largest’ semiconductor facility in South Korea


South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has announced plans to invest 300 trillion Korean won ($228 billion) in development of a new semiconductor complex in South Korea.

In an announcement made on 14th March, the South Korean government stated that the new facility will be the world’s largest, indicating a strong push by the country to cement its position as a leading force in high-tech industry.

According to the government, it aims to draw 550 trillion won ($419bn) in private investment by 2026 in areas such as semiconductor chips, displays, electric vehicles and batteries.

The country will harness large-scale private investment plans worth $228bn to create ‘the world’s largest’ new advanced system semiconductor cluster in the town of Namsa in Yongin, a city located just outside Seoul.

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