Top capital spenders in the semiconductor industry worldwide 2015-2017

Leading semiconductor chip manufacturers by capital expenditure from 2015 to 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

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.
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Leading semiconductor chip manufacturers by capital expenditure from 2015 to 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

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