According to Korean media reports, in response to the growing demand for semiconductors, Samsung Electronics has ordered 15 advanced EUV equipment from ASML for its foundry business, with a total value of 3 trillion won, delivered in three years.
The 15 EUV equipment ordered by Samsung Electronics accounted for half of ASML's total shipments this year. In 2012, Samsung Electronics acquired a 3% stake in ASML and contributed to the development of lithography machines. According to industry insiders, in order to surpass TSMC in the foundry business, Samsung will not only increase equipment investment, but also attract customers by providing technological competitiveness.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung Electronics has continuously expanded its investment in the semiconductor business in recent years. According to earlier reports, Samsung Electronics plans to invest 133 trillion won in 2030 to upgrade its semiconductor business, of which 73 trillion won will be used for technology research and 60 trillion won for fab infrastructure. According to Samsung, its goal is not only to maintain the leading position of memory chips in 2030, but also to become a leader in logic chips.