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Geneva, Switzerland — TSMC expects to announce at the end of the month that it would, again, increase its capital expenditure and R&D funding in the coming year.
Maria Marced, European president of the Taiwanese foundry, told delegates in keynote at Future Horizon's International Electronics Forum taking place here the company would announce "striking figures at its next update for turnover and planned investments."
Earlier this year, the company said it would invest $2.5 billion in the coming year, itself an increase on earlier intentions of spending $1.5 billion.
Marced said there are very positive signals that "this major recession in the global industry and the semiconductor sector is coming to an end, after demand in the fourth quarter of last year fell like a rocket."
The keys to a recovery will be more innovation to create demand, and a crucially important task for improving profitability of the ICs sector will mean increasing collaboration by all involved in the food chain, she added.