According to Etnews, Samsung will increase the output of 300mm wafers at its P2 plant in Pyeongtaek, South Korea in the first quarter from 30,000 to 40,000 per month, and the annual DRAM output will increase from 60,000 to 7 Million pieces.

The report pointed out that Samsung's production volume in the first quarter accounted for about 60% of its annual plan. Concentrating most of the investment in the first quarter shows that Samsung is accelerating its capacity expansion.

At the same time, Samsung Electronics is also considering expanding its investment in NAND flash memory. Recently, China’s Xi’an Municipal Government announced plans for key construction projects in 2021, including the second phase of Samsung China’s 12-inch flash memory chip project.

In addition, Samsung also plans to expand its foundry production capacity. The company decided to increase the output of the 5-nanometer production line of the P2 plant in Pyeongtaek from the existing 28,000 to 43,000.