Markets and Business

Data Storage and Automotive Continue to Drive Fab Investment into 2019

Device manufacturers continue to invest. Spending in cloud data center (compute, networking and storage), automotive (content per car increases), industrial (on content, factory automation, and positive macro trends), and consumer (gaming)...

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Cautious Optimism

Updated Global GDP Forecast

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Record Equipment Spending Streak Continues in 2018 and 2019

Christian G. Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics Group, SEMI (June 12, 2018)

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Critical Subsystem Supply Chain Consolidation Stalls

Years of industry consolidation in the critical subsystems market appears to be coming to an end.

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Global, U.S. Electronics Supply Chains See Healthy Midyear Business Conditions

Broad Global & U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Growth

The first quarter of this year was very strong globally, with growth across the entire electronics supply chain. Although Chart 1 is based on preliminary data, every electronics sector expanded –...

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Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Expected to Grow to $562 Million by 2019

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is forecast to surge to $562 million by 2019 after reaching $510 million in 2017 on the strength of 18 percent growth. Despite the growth, reclaim suppliers continue to struggle to cost-effectively remove...

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Is it the End for New Volume Fabs in the U.S.?

Can it be that no more new semiconductor fabs are being built in the U.S.?

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2017 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales Reach $46.9 Billion

The global semiconductor materials market increased 9.6 percent while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 21.6 percent from the prior year in 2017. Total wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials totaled $27.8 billion and $19.1*...

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2017: Equipment and Devices Revenues Shatter Records but Results for Materials Mixed

Semiconductor Market Trends

Semiconductor markets in 2017 far outstripped the average revenue forecast of 5 percent growth at the start of the year, logging a robust 22 percent increase for a second consecutive year of record revenues, according...

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Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market Tops $16 Billion

The global semiconductor packaging materials market reached $16.7 billion in 2017. While slower growth of smartphones and personal computers – the industry’s traditional drivers – is reducing material consumption, the slowdown was offset by...

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