Samsung to invest $7B in 10nm and 7nm process production lines

Samsung will launch its first smartphone with a chipset made with the 10nm process – the Galaxy S8 that is powered by Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895, depending on the market. The Korean company has big plans for its production lines – it announced it will invest $6.98 billion (KRW8 trillion) to extend them and will build new 7nm process facilities in 2018.

Industry sources revealed that on March 13 Samsung Electronics took the bold decision to extend its 10nm system semiconductor production lines in the industrial city of Hwaseong, 40 km southwest of Seoul. It already ordered…

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