South Korea’s largest companies including Samsung Electronics Co. will join a government plan to pour some $422 billion into fields including chips and electric vehicles, the country’s most aggressive effort to date to stake out pivotal technologies.
As part of the plan, Samsung plans to spend about 300 trillion won ($229 billion) over the next two decades to build a new chip cluster on the outskirts of Seoul. The move is geared toward South Korea’s ambition to lead global chip manufacturing.
South Korea’s government on Wednesday said it would invest billions into fields including chips, batteries, robots, electric vehicles and biotechnology. The blueprint includes the creation of hubs housing mega-plants to manufacture semiconductors, as well as design houses and material suppliers to bolster the country’s own supply chain. Samsung’s investment would be the core of that push. Bloomberg