Cites faster conversion to 16nm
Alan Patterson, EETimes
4/16/2015 05:43 PM EDT
TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chip foundry, cut its planned capital expenditure for this year by $1 billion, citing improvements in capital efficiency and a faster-than-expected migration to its leading-edge 16nm process technology.
The company, which in January weighed in with the chip industry’s largest planned layout for expansion this year, said at an announcement of its first-quarter results today that its revised 2015 capex will fall within a range of $10.5 billion and $11 billion.
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