World’s largest and most advanced factory for 300 mm wafers commissioned in Singapore

Siltronic Samsung Wafer Pte. Ltd., a joint venture of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Siltronic AG, today commissioned a new fab in Singapore for the production of 300mm wafers. The facility officially started operation in an opening ceremony attended by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. After only 18 months of construction, Samsung Electronics and Siltronic now own one of the world’s largest and most advanced factories for 300 mm wafers.

By 2010, the joint venture should reach a monthly capacity of 300,000 wafers and provide over 800 jobs. The overall investment in this project amounts to US$1 billion.