As part of its aggressive 2012 capex plans, Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is looking to nearly triple the...

|About: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF)|By:, SA News Editor

As part of its aggressive 2012 capex plans, Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is looking to nearly triple the capacity of its chip foundry business, according to Digitimes Research, with a focus on expanding the production of high-margin logic chips such as Apple's A5 CPU. Samsung's efforts could lead to additional price and margin pressure for rivals such as TSM, UMC, SMI, and TSEM.