[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/09/18dc7I.jpg[/newsimage]Korean technology giant Samsung has annouced that it will start building a NAND memory production plant in the city of Xian, western China. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-builds-10nm-nand-flash-chips-plant-in-china-63735/](http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-builds-10nm-nand-flash-chips-plant-in-china-63735/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
This is a plant that will be in service a good 10 years+ it’s unlikely that chip process will go below 10nm for the foreseeable future. Hopefully this will drive innovation of multi-terabyte flash chips, effectively killing the hard drive industry-- which makes you wonder, if Samsung was ready to plunk down 7B on a chip factory… why can’t the NEWLY CONSOLIDATED HDD industry plunk down 5B on HAMR technology?
Are they already predicting defeat on the innovation & cost fronts?