The nine new fabs in 2019 would be the most opened in a single year since 12 were opened in 2007. Another six are scheduled to open in 2020. All of the fabs coming on-stream in 2019 and 2020 will be for DRAM and flash memory or for foundry capacity.
Number of fabs processing 300mm-diameter wafers by year. Source: IC Insights.
The number of 300mm wafer fabs in production will increase to 138 by 2023.
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