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TSMC MediaTek will increase R&D investment this year. 80% of TSMC’s capital expenditure will be invested in advanced technology.

Published :1/20/2021 8:29:43 AM

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According to foreign media reports, semiconductor manufacturers such as TSMC, MediaTek, and ASE have maintained a good momentum of development last year, their revenue has increased substantially, and their net profits have been considerable.

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The substantial increase in revenue and considerable net profit means that these major semiconductor manufacturers have the strength to increase investment this year. In order to promote business development, these manufacturers will also increase their investment in research and development.

English-language media reports show that at a recent product launch, MediaTek stated that they will increase R&D investment in 2021, which will be higher than the level of more than 2 billion US dollars in 2020.

TSMC is currently the world's largest chip foundry and a leader in the industry in terms of chip technology. They will invest a lot of money in process research and development and mass production. In the financial report for the fourth quarter of 2020 released on January 14, TSMC’s management estimated that capital expenditures this year would be between US$25 billion and US$28 billion.

According to sources, 80% of TSMC’s planned capital expenditure this year will be invested in 3nm, 5nm and 7nm process technologies, 10% will be invested in special process technologies, and the remaining 10% will be invested in packaging and other fields.