May. 15, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to Nikkei Asia, Samsung Electronics plans to build a new facility in Yokohama, which is expected to spur cooperation between the Japanese and South Korean chip industries.

The report pointed out that Yokohama is currently the location of Samsung's R&D center in Japan, and the investment in the new facility is 30 billion yen, which will be used for chip back-end manufacturing.

According to earlier reports, Samsung Electronics is considering setting up a chip testing plant in Japan to strengthen its advanced packaging business and establish a closer relationship with Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturers and raw material manufacturers.