Samsung will increase outsourced production of display driver ICs and image sensors

Samsung Electronics is planning to increase the production outsourcing of non-memory chips. Taiwanese foundry UMC may supply more image sensors and display driver ICs to Samsung Electronics, while Samsung's foundry division continues to produce more advanced products such as smartphone application processors. Aiming to enhance the stability of chip procurement through the diversification of supply sources, Powerchip and VIS are expected to become new partners.

Meanwhile, Samsung's foundry division is planning to build a third line after those in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and Taylor, Texas. The location is likely to be Europe, as the European Union has been open to investment since last year, and Europe is where Samsung Electronics can engage more closely with customers.

Meanwhile, Samsung's memory chip business unit is planning to focus more on supplying custom chips to the U.S. and Chinese customers running data centers. Recruitment is underway for individuals seeking to analyze data center industry trends, needs in emerging markets, and more.

Samsung Electronics is also concentrating on researching automotive chips. Demand in the industry has soared in recent years as cars become increasingly electronic and self-driving. Samsung Electronics' system LSI division is planning to speed up the development of automotive chips through recruitment.

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