According to a report by Nikkei News last week, Tsinghua Unisplendour Group plans to start construction of its DRAM factory in Chongqing, China before the end of this year, and mass production is expected to be achieved in 2022.
According to sources, Tsinghua Unigroup's Chongqing factory will mainly produce DRAM chips for smartphones and other devices, and mass production is expected to be achieved in 2022. Although Unigroup has not disclosed the total investment amount and annual production capacity, the source said that Unigroup plans to invest RMB 800 billion in the DRAM business within 10 years.
In August last year, Unigroup and the Chongqing government signed a cooperation agreement to set up a DRAM general R&D center and a 300mm DRAM chip factory in Chongqing. It was originally expected to start construction at the end of last year and mass production in 2021. However, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the investment plan was postponed.