Mark LaPedus, EETimes
1/21/2011 9:46 AM EST
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Semiconductor capital spending is expected to hit $59.070 billion in 2011, up 15 percent over 2010, according to IC Insights Inc.
The forecasted 2011 top 25 semiconductor capital spenders are shown below. ''There are five companies that are expected to spend at least $3.0 billion in 2011, the same number as in 2010 and three more than in 2009,'' according to IC Insights.
The members of the $3 billion ''capex club'' are Samsung, Intel, TSMC, Globalfoundries and Hynix,'' according to the firm.
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