#<p><strong><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Screen-Shot-2015-05-29-at-13.50.16-e1432903894162.png"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-158911" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Screen-Shot-2015-05-29-at-13.50.16-300x210.png" alt="TSMC fab in Hsinchu - Wikimedia Commons" width="300" height="210" /></a>The world’s biggest independent semiconductor foundry</strong> is to spend $2.2 billion on R&#38;D this year in a bid to maintain its lead ahead of the competition.</p>
<p>It will also spend over $10 billion in 2015 on capital expenditure. Every time a semiconductor manufacturer produces a new process, it involves buying expensive equipment from specialist suppliers in order to build the chips.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/chips/tsmc-to-spend-spend-spend" class="read_more">Read the rest</a></p>

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