The facility is set to be bult at WDC’s plant in northern Japan, which may reportedly entail an investment of around $8.3 billion
Kioxia Holdings Corp is looking to collaborate with Western Digital Corp (WDC) to build a new flash memory fab together.
The facility is set to be bult at WDC’s plant in northern Japan, which may reportedly entail an investment of around $8.3 billion.
The construction of the new earthquake-resistant facility at its Kitakami plant in Iwate prefecture is scheduled to commence next month and is expected to be completed in 2023, the Japanese chipmaker said in a statement.
Although the company gave no additional detials, a Reuters report suggested that the joint venture would be about 1 trillion yen in size and the two companies plan to discuss the venture details including an investment ratio.
Kioxia and Western Digital already jointly produce flash memory chips in Japan. They announced in 2020 that the companies will jointly begin construction of a state-of-the-art fabrication facility (Fab7) at Yokkaichi Plant in Mie Prefecture, Japan to expand production of its proprietary 3D Flash memory BiCS FLASHTM.