Top capital spenders in the semiconductor industry worldwide 2015-2017

The statistic depicts the manufacturers of semiconductor chips with the greatest capital expenditure in 2017, with their historical capital expenditure for 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Samsung is expected to have a semiconductor capital expenditure budget of 12.5 billion U.S. dollars. Increases in capital expenditure are being driven by 3D NAND flash markets and investment in advanced processing technologies.

Leading semiconductor chip manufacturers by capital expenditure from 2015 to 2017

SamsungIntelTSMC**SK HynixMicron***SMIC**UMC**GlobalFoundries**ToshibaSanDisk/WDSTOthers
2017*12,50012,00010,0006,0005,0002,3002,0002,0001,9001,8001,05015,755
201611,3009,62510,2495,1885,7602,6262,8421,5001,8401,75060714,695
201513,0107,3268,0896,0114,5001,4011,8993,9851,7451,46046715,339
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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Forecast
** Pure-play foundry
*** Includes Inotera in 2017

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