Samsung plans to invest $115 billion to become the leader of the semiconductor industry
Can Samsung overtake TSMC in the foundry market?
Published: 25th April 2019 | Source: Samsung |
Samsung plans to invest $115 billion to become the leader of the semiconductor industry by 2030
By 2030, Samsung plans to be the top dog of the semiconductor industry; and to achieve this goal Samsung plans to invest 133 Trillion won, roughly $115 billion, to strengthen its competitiveness in the foundry business.
Today, Samsung stands as one of the world's big three when it comes to leading-edge lithography, with Intel and TSMC acting as their primary competitors. With every recent node transition, new players have dropped out of the foundry race, with the road to 7nm recently removing GlobalFoundries from the table. With Intel's manufacturing processes getting used almost exclusively for internal product designs, Samsung and TSMC act as the world's only leading-edge manufacturers for 3rd parties.
Samsung's investment plans come in two parts, with 73 trillion won going towards domestic R&D, while the other 60 trillion goes towards production infrastructure. On average, around 11 trillion won will be invested per year by Samsung until 2030. This plan will create 15,000 jobs in R&D and production.
Moving forward Samsung will remain committed to maintaining their position as a leading-edge manufacturer, with hopes to move past TSMC to become the world's top foundry before 2030. This commitment is great for the PC industry and the world of technology as a whole, as increased competitiveness in the foundry market will lead to better chips and more economical consumer products.
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