Samsung will complete the construction of its new P3 foundry fab next year, TheElec has learned.
The tech giant originally planned to finish construction within the year.
Samsung only started construction of the cleanroom of the fab late last month, sources said.
This reflects the delay that began when the construction of the NAND production line was also pushed back by a month earlier this year.
That month's delay has pushed back the timeline for the other phases, the sources added.
Construction of P3 began in mid-2020 and it is Samsung’s largest to date, taking up a space of 700,000 meter square.
It is a mixed fab, meaning it will manufacture both memory and logic chips. The cleanroom for the DRAM line inside the fab has already been completed.
The cleanroom for the NAND line will likely be completed and turned on during the first quarter of 2023.