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SEOUL, June 17 A unit of South Korea's Samsung
Electronics said on Tuesday that it was in talks
with the Vietnam government over building a factory to make
display modules for mobile phones.
Samsung Electronics, a close rival to Apple Inc, is
ramping up production in low-cost Vietnam, amid an intensifying
price war in the smartphone market.
South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said Samsung Display was
considering an investment of $1 billion to build the plant by
A Samsung Display spokesman declined to comment on the size
of the investment.
He said the company was considering building the factory in
Bac Ninh province, where Samsung Electronics already has mobile
phone production facilities.
(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Erica Billingham)