According to industry sources, SK Hynix is currently discussing the acceleration of M16 fab construction and equipment assembly time, and put into operation in 2021.
The M16 fab was built at SK Hynix ’s headquarters in Icheon, South Korea. It is planned to be used to produce 10nm DRAM, and EUV technology will be introduced to maximize productivity.
The initial 12-inch wafer capacity of the M16 fab is 15,000 to 20,000. As SK Hynix is committed to promoting equipment assembly and operation time, the fab is expected to be fully operational in 2021.
However, due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry sources said that Hynix's plan may be negatively affected. Although the company is continuing discussions with its partners to advance the project, there is no reliable news yet.