Toshiba, SanDisk to build about $5.1b flash memory plant: Nikkei
(REUTERS) - Toshiba Corp plans to build a memory chip production factory with a total investment of 400 billion yen (S$5.1 billion) with SanDisk Corp, the Nikkei reported.
Toshiba plans to make chips of 16-17 nanometers circuit line width at the new plant to gain an edge over Samsung Electronics Co by making more chips from a single silicon wafer, the business paper said.
The chips made at the factory now have a width of 19nm.
The new facility, expected to start production in the next fiscal year, would raise the plant's capacity by about 20 per cent from an estimated monthly equivalent of 450,000 300mm wafers, Nikkei reported.