TSMC has stepped up purchases of fab tools since the first quarter of 2016, said the sources. R&D of the foundry's 7/10nm process technologies has been executed ahead of schedule, while production capacity for its 16nm node technology continues to expand, the sources indicated.
Thus far in 2016, TSMC has disclosed 27 separate purchases of equipment and facilities totaling about NT$44.2 billion (US$1.37 billion), according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
TSMC mulling to increasing its 2016 capex
Posted on Tuesday, Mar 22 2016 @ 15:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck