Analysis: Intel, Samsung, TSMC to drive IC gear spending this year

05/20/2013 | Morningstar

Intel, Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing will continue to pace the chip's industry capital expenditures this year, Andy Ng of Morningstar writes. Intel, TSMC and Samsung, "which are the biggest purchasers of chip equipment in the world and account for roughly half of total capital spending, are making significant investments this year for strategic purposes, aiming to expand capabilities in the most advanced semiconductor fabrication technologies," he writes.

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