TSMC boosting investments in new equipment

Posted on Saturday, Aug 29 2009 @ 00:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports TSMC has invested NT$11.76 billion (US$357.6 million) on a total of 13 equipment purchases this week:
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has detailed a total of 13 equipment purchases during the week of August 24-28, in filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), with a total transaction value of about NT$11.76 billion (US$357.6 million).

TSMC spent NT$2.44 billion on equipment from ASML, NT$2.29 billion from KLA-Tencor, NT$1.98 billion from Applied Materials and NT$1.78 billion from Tokyo Electron, and five other separate purchases from Dainippon Screen Manufacturing, Hitachi High-Tech, Hitachi Kokusai, Lam Research and Nova Measuring. So far in the third quarter of 2009, TSMC has completed 43 separate equipment purchases totaling around NT$42.54 billion.

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