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Samsung, TSMC to see combined capex account for 43% of global semi industry spending in 2021

Sumary of Samsung, TSMC to see combined capex account for 43% of global semi industry spending in 2021:

  • Samsung Electronics and TSMC will see their combined capex account for as high as 43% of the worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending this year, according to IC Insights’ forecast…
  • The investment required to implement the most advanced process technologies for logic devices has now driven out all but three companies – Samsung, TSMC and Intel – from the leading-edge portion of the market, IC Insights said…
  • Samsung and TSMC can truly be considered to be at the leading edge, IC Insights continued, with both in volume production of 7nm and 5nm ICs…
  • Although Intel has been among the top two leading semiconductor industry capital spenders for 25 out of the past 27 years, the company spent only about half of what Samsung spent in 2020 and is expected to once again fall far short of what both Samsung and TSMC are expected to spend this year, IC Insights said…
  • Samsung’s semiconductor capital spending has remained very strong since 2017 with outlays reaching US$21.6 billion in 2018, US$19.3 billion in 2019, and a massive US$28.1 billion last year, IC Insights said….

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