Samsung Electronics is one of the largest customers for semiconductors and one of the leading developers of chips for various applications and wants to become the world market leader in these industries. To achieve this, the company plans to invest as much as $ 133 billion ($ 115 billion) in the businesses of Samsung LSI and Samsung Foundry.
Samsung will invest $ 115 billion by 2030, according to the approved plan for the next 12 years. KRW 73 trillion ($ 63.4 billion) will be invested in R & D in South Korea (which is likely to mean chip R & D and process technologies), while KRW 60 trillion ($ 52.1 billion) will be spent on manufacturing facilities and infrastructure of logic chips are invested for different customers. On average, Samsung will invest around 1
|LSI & Foundry Investment Plan by Samsung|
|Investment per year||Investment by 2030|
|R & D||~ $ 5.28 billion||~ $ 63.4 billion  Production infrastructure||~ $ 4.34 billion||~ $ 52.1 billion|
|~  ~ $ 115.5 billion||Samsung announces its investment plans in KRW, we convert figures to USD.|
Last year, Samsung spent a total of $ 15.2 billion on research and development, making the commitment to invest $ 5.28 billion in semiconductor research each year alone seem very high. Meanwhile, spending on expanding production capacity on average seems to be on average $ 4.3 billion a year. For example, Samsung's production line in Hwaseong (campus below), designed from the ground up for EUV equipment and due for completion in 2019, will cost the company $ 4.615 billion.
|R & D & CapEx by Intel, TSMC and Samsung (LSI + Foundry)|
|2018||2019||The next few years|
|Intel||28.7 billion USD||?||? )||10.5 billion USD||10 ~ 11 billion USD||~ 10 – 12 billion USD|
|Samsung||?||$ 9.51 billion||$ 9.51 billion|
| TMM Lion's share of the CapEx + Research and Development Fund for the development of process technologies and for the expansion / modernization of Fabs.
Intel invests in R & D + CapEx for the development of CPUs / SoCs / memory, for new process technologies and for the extension / modernization of Fabs. 19659038] Samsung (LSI + Foundry) issues R & D + CapEx funds for the development of SoCs, new process technologies and the expansion / modernization of factories.
Samsung expects the LSI and Foundry investment plan to create 15,000 additional R & D and chip manufacturing jobs. To bring the number into context, Samsung employed around 320,000 people worldwide by the end of 2017. It is obvious that the company will increase its workforce by 5% in the semiconductor business by the end of 2030 alone.