Amkor opens new factory in Vietnam

Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

A typical commute in Vietnam. Credit: AFP

Amkor Technology recently inaugurated its newest manufacturing facility in Bac Ninh, Vietnam.

The Vietnam campus is poised to become Amkor's largest plant, occupying a massive 57-acre expanse within the Yen Phong 2C Industrial Park, according to the US-based provider of semiconductor packaging and test services.

When finished, it will have 200,000 square meters of cleanroom space. Beginning with advanced system-in-package (SiP) and memory production, the plant will provide turnkey solutions to the world's leading semiconductor and electronic manufacturing companies, from design through electrical test.

Amkor also disclosed that the company has committed US$1.6 billion for the first two phases of the project for facility, machinery and equipment.

"This state-of-the-art factory in Vietnam will help Amkor provide an unrivaled geographic footprint to our customers, supporting global but also enabling regional supply chains. It's the kind of secure and reliable supply chain our customers need—in communications, automotive, high-performance computing, and other key industries," said Giel Rutten, Amkor's president and CEO. "A large and skilled workforce, a strategic location, and support from government authorities made it an ideal location for Amkor's continued growth."