Samsung’s South Korean production is believed to have been slowed down due to a shortage of materials coming from Japan, due to trade sanctions between the two countries.
More recently, it’s been rumored that Samsung might look at other production facilities to deal with these struggles, including a potential increase of chip manufacturing at the Austin, Texas plant.
But according to the South Koreans, this is not the case, as Samsung not only that it doesn’t want to expand US operations, but is also considering building a new facility in its home market.
“The US plant was purported to supply chips for Apple, and expansion is possible if the foundry orders increase,” a company official was quoted as saying by Korea Herald. “But it’s not likely that the US expansion would be a solution to the Japanese export restrictions.”