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2013-05-24 Xilinx, Sumitomo team up to reduce CapEx and OpEx costs
Xilinx has recently announced its collaboration with Sumitomo Electric Industries by using its Gallium Nitride (GaN) power amplifier transistors to lower CapEx and OpEx costs.
2006-09-20 WCDMA to drive mobile capex, study says
Though GSM is the dominant cellular technology, WCDMA will account for the lion's share of capital investment by mobile operators in 2012, said an ABI Research study.
2005-07-29 UMC trims capex after poor Q2, upbeat on Q3
Taiwan's foundry chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. has reported poor financial results for the second quarter, in contrast to its rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (see July 26 story), but gave an upbeat forecast for the third quarter.
2015-01-29 UMC raises capex to lead in 28nm node
UMC has earmarked $1.8 billion for capex this year compared with the $1.4 billion it spent during 2014. During the fourth quarter of last year, it increased its sales revenue from 28nm chips.
2016-01-29 UMC hopes for a turnaround with capex boost in 2016
The company raised its expected capital expenditure for 2016, from $1.8 billion last year, to about $2.2 billion on expectations that the chip industry will emerge from a downturn around 2Q16.
2015-07-07 TSMC tops Intel in capex ranking despite $1B cut
The top 15 chip companies account for 89 per cent of the total capital expenditure. Samsung retains a top spot it held in 2014 but foundry TSMC jumps to second place overtaking Intel.
2015-04-17 TSMC slashes $1B to 2015 capex
TSMC, which in January weighed in with the chip industry's largest planned layout for expansion this year, said that its revised 2015 capex will fall within a range of $10.5 billion and $11 billion.
2014-10-17 TSMC raising capex to $10B for FinFET ramp-up
The company will increase its 2015 capex from the $9.6 billion slated for this year. TSMC is raising the stakes with Samsung, both aiming to win FinFET orders from Apple and Qualcomm for the fast-growing smartphone and tablet segments of the electronics business.
2012-05-02 TSMC pulls in 20nm, ups capex to $8.5B
TSMC said that it needed to increase capex because of stronger than expected demand for 28nm wafers and because it has decided to "pull in" the creation of a 20nm R&D process line.
2016-01-18 TSMC CEO expects stronger Q1 after Capex boost
The world's largest foundry said it will increase its capital expenditure in 2016 to an amount ranging from $9 billion to $10 billion as it aims for a bigger share of finer geometry chips.
2005-11-11 TSMC boosts capex, sets up VC fund
TSMC said that it has approved a measure to spend $706.5 million to expand its 200- and 300mm fab capacity. The company has also set up a new $75 million venture capital fund
2006-09-14 Trade group inches China capex downward again
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International expects sales of semiconductor equipment in China to total $6.6 billion from 2006 through 2008. The estimate is slightly lower than its estimate from several months ago.
2005-08-12 Toshiba to target semiconductors for increased capex
Toshiba is planning to target 50 percent of its capital expenditure over the next three years on increasing semiconductor production, the company's incoming president Atsutoshi Nishida said, unveiling the group's three year plan.
2006-05-18 Toshiba capex plan will double NAND flash output
Toshiba unveiled plans to invest about $18B over the three years with half of the expenditures allocated for semiconductors, mainly on expanding production of NAND flash memory.
2005-10-10 Toshiba boosts capex amid flash demand
Toshiba Corp. on Thursday (October 6) said that it plans to boost its semiconductor capital spending due to strong demand for flash memory and other products, according to a report from Reuters.
2009-06-23 Solar PV capex to pick up in 2011
Solar PV capital expenditures will begin a steady recovery in 2011, rising 13 percent to $772 million, says IC Insights.
2009-09-07 Six IC firms to boost capex growth in 2010
Worldwide fab spending is expected to shoot 64 percent in 2010 to reach $24 billion, thanks largely to about $14 billion in planned spending from six chip companies, according to SEMI.
2013-09-12 Semiconductor capex spending in ASEAN rises
IC Insights released its latest report that covers semiconductor industry capital spending trends and traced the sales of the top 10 semiconductor companies dating back to 1985.
2006-01-06 Semi capex to buck trend in 2006
Bucking a prevailing trend, semiconductor industry capital spending is forecast to increase by 5 percent in 2006 over 2005, according to IC Insights Inc.
2006-01-17 Samsung's profits up, cuts capex in 2006
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd reported its first profit gain in five quarters for the fourth period of 2005, but the company also cut its capital spending budget in 2006.
2008-02-06 Samsung leads 2008 $1B capex club
Samsung tops Gartner's list of 12 companies that have earmarked at least $1 billion for capital expenditures in 2008.
2009-01-08 Report: DRAM capex to drop 47% this year
DRAMeXchange forecasts a decline in capital expenditure amongst global DRAM makers of 47 percent compared to the previous year.
2004-09-30 Philips trims forecasts, sticks with capex plan
Royal Philips Electronics NV has lowered its outlook for its semiconductor sales in the third quarter and trimmed its forecast for the overall semiconductor market in 2004.
2014-11-21 NXP, Xilinx aim to cut wireless infrastructure CapEx, OpEx
The companies teamed up to allow customers to quickly and easily combine Xilinx's latest crest factor reduction and digital pre-distortion SmartCORE IP with NXP's Gen9 LDMOS RF power amplifiers.
2004-04-12 Mobile industry believes profit, CAPEX to grow this year
According to a new survey published by ARC Group, the mobile industry is optimistic for the year ahead.
2005-10-14 MagnaChip ups capex, tips 130nm process
Amid a plan to boost its capital spending, South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd is developing a new 130nm process technology for a range of applications.
2012-06-21 IP cores cut opex, capex in networks
The expanded line of FEC IP cores from Xilinx include GFEC, EFEC and high gain FEC solutions extend the distance of a transmission while decreasing the number of regenerators along the route.
2006-01-05 Intel, Samsung lead capex race '06
Intel and Samsung Electronics are projected to tie for first place in terms of projected capital spending in the semiconductor industry for 2006, according to Pacific Crest Securities.
2007-08-16 Intel pulls ahead in processor capex race
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp. are taking different paths in IC manufacturing, but the traditional capital-spending race appears to be over in the x86-based processor arena.
2006-01-23 Intel misses guidance, raises 2006 capex
Intel posted disappointing results for the fourth quarter, including net earnings of $2.5 billion on sales of $10.2 billion and revenue falling below Intel's updated guidance.
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