The decision follows Samsung Electronics’ display unit confirming separately last week that it is selling off a majority stake in its Suzhou liquid crystal display (LCD) production unit to TCL Technology Group Corp’s (000100.
The latest exit leaves Samsung Electronics in China with a home appliance factory in Suzhou and chip production facilities in Suzhou and Xian.
KS) has decided to cease production at its only TV factory in China by the end of November, a spokesman said on Monday, the latest in a series of moves by the South Korean firm to shift production from the world’s second-largest economy.
The TV factory in Tianjin is the only Samsung Electronics TV production base in China, the spokesman said.
Samsung Display said in March it decided to end all of its production of LCD panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea January 7, 2019.
The decision is part of “ongoing efforts to enhance efficiency” in its production facilities, Samsung said in a statement earlier.
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