Samsung held a ceremony in Suzhou, China for its new 7.5 generation fabrication facility. The factory will be setup by Samsung Suzhou LCD (SSL), a joint venture between Samsung and Suzhou Industrial Park. TCL Corporation will invest about $3 billion USD in the project. The 600K square feet fabrication line will begin mass producing panels by the second quarter of 2013.
The factory will produce 100,000 glass substrates (1950 x 2250mm) per month. This factory will be the largest advanced LCD production factory in China. The fabrication facility will include materials, component suppliers, LCD panel, and module production and distribution.