Samsung will build a flea plant in Texas, for $ 17 billion

The South Korean giant Samsung announced on Tuesday, November 23, that it was going to build an electronic flea plant in Taylor, Texas, an investment of $ 17 billion that fills the United States when the shortage of semiconductorscause of supply times in many industries."Welcome to Texas, Samsung!" Tweeted Greg Abbott, the governor of this southern state, after a press conference."This is the most important direct investment abroad ever made in Texas," he added.

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The new factory, supposed to be operational by the end of 2024, should make it possible to create more than 2.000 qualified jobs and "laying the foundations for a new chapter" for Samsung, said in a statement Kinam Kim, vice-president of the company's electronic apparatus division.The chips made on this site will have applications in mobile technologies, 5G or even artificial intelligence, promises the group.


This investment will "help protect our supply chains, revitalize our industrial base and create good jobs on site", welcomed two high advisers from President Joe Biden, Brian Deese for the economy and Jake Sullivan for the statement in a statement and Jake SullivanSecurity.The two advisers stressed that the announcement of the day was notably the result of discussion between the heads of state of the two countries.

Samsung va construire une usine de puces au Texas, pour 17 milliards de dollars

Samsung, already present in the United States for 25 years, had filed documents on this project with Texas last January.The group sought to obtain tax credits of more than $ 800 million over 20 years from the authorities of this State, and specified that its choice was not yet arrested, between Arizona, New York,and South Korea.The new factory will be 25 km from an existing site in Austin, the capital of Texas.

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The world is currently experiencing a shortage of electronic components in Asia, which forces car manufacturers and other industries to slow their production.The chips are essential in most sectors of electronics, such as smartphones and computers, whose demand explodes with the pandemic.

Since coming to power, Joe Biden has tried to mobilize industrialists on the need to produce the precious components in the United States.The American giant of Intel semiconductors announced this year that he was going to invest $ 20 billion in two new factories in Arizona and that he planned to allocate between 20 and 80 billion euros in the manufacture of electronic chips inEurope over the next ten years.

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