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Critical Subsystems: Mapping Out Risks Posed by Growing Trade War

The recent anti-globalization political rhetoric veering towards nationalism raises a number of challenges for the semiconductor supply chain. Throughout the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, and now the dispute between South Korea and Japan, most...

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Renaissance in the Photomask Market?

The semiconductor industry has been on a roll for the past few years – and the rising tide has lifted segments spanning the supply chain. The photomask market, in particular, has seen exceptionally strong growth of 13 percent and 8 percent in...

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2018: Records Shattered Across the Board

Semiconductor Market Trends

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Vacuum Subsystems: Largest and Fastest-Growing Market

Vacuum pumps, pressure gauges and vacuum valves combined make up the biggest expense on the bill of materials for semiconductor OEMs. In 2017, almost $2.5 billion worth of vacuum subsystems were consumed by the semiconductor industry with over...

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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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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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