Samsung is dropping billions to build a new facility that is a little more flexible than just building chips for one fruity device. A plant like that is way too expensive to build and then abandon a year later. Samsung is increasing production in Texas, and I suspect it *might* go for the whole enchilada and build whole devices in the US (or within NAFTA) rather than having to have them shipped into the N America. That's purely speculative on my part though. Repeatedly shipping parts across the Pacific can't be cost effective if much of the process can be streamlined and get nice tax abatements inside the region you are selling into. Again, pure speculation on my part.
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