SEMI® Semiconductor Market Research and Market Reports


The SEMI Industry Research and Statistics group provides timely market and trend information for market research, competitive analysis, and sales forecasting. We focus on the global semiconductor capital equipment, selected materials markets and fab forecasting data. This data is featured in our market data products/subscriptions, and is highlighted by market analysts, and is the benchmark data referenced by financial communities around the world.

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SEMI is the only organization that is able to collect actual data from semiconductor equipment, component, and materials suppliers around the world with regular frequency.  Strict professional standards of confidentiality ensure all of the participant's data is kept secure.  The data is the basis for providing subscribers with market reports. more...


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Press Release:  First Quarter 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$9.52 Billion
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015. The billings figure is 7 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2014 and 6 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago. 

Press Release: First Quarter 2015 Silicon Wafer Shipments Reach Record Levels (May 18, 2015)
Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,637 million square inches during the most recent quarter, a 3.4 percent increase from the 2,550 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter, resulting in a new quarterly volume shipment record. New quarterly total area shipments are 11.6 percent higher than first quarter 2014 shipments.


Article: North America: A Critical Player in the Advanced Semiconductor Market (May 5, 2015)
North America represents a significant portion of the new equipment market; for the last two years, North America was the second largest market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. In 2011, North America was the largest market for new equipment.

Article: China Market and Policy is Focus of New SEMI Microsite (May 5, 3015)
To help navigate the unfolding China market dynamics, SEMI has launched a dedicated microsite — China Market Central at The site aggregates and presents resources on the policy and market developments.

Article:  2014: A Year in Review - Semiconductor Equipment/Materials Market and Outlook (April 7, 2015)
2014 was the second record breaking year in a row in terms of semiconductor device revenues with growth totaling $336 billion. 

Article: Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Increased Six Percent in 2014 (April 7, 2015)
SEMI forecasts the silicon reclaim market will reach $513 million by 2016.  


Press Release: SEMI Reports 2014 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales of $44.3 Billion (April 6, 2015)
The global semiconductor materials market increased 3 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10 percent. Revenues of $44.3 billion mark the first increase in the semiconductor materials market since 2011.


Press Release: SEMI Reports 2014 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales of $37.5 Billion (March 16, 2015)
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $37.50 billion in 2014, representing a year-over-year increase of 18 percent. 2014 total equipment bookings were 8 percent higher than in 2013.

Press Release: Silicon Wafer Shipments Reach Record Levels in 2014 (February 9, 2015)
Silicon wafer area shipments in 2014 totaled 10,098 million square inches (MSI), up from the 9,067 million square inches shipped during 2013.


[Article]  [Press Release]: DRAM Capacity Rises from Slump; Sector Faces New Challenges (January 12, 2015)
The DRAM sector experienced a sharp decline during the 2008/2009 financial crisis and subsequently contracted, both in the number of suppliers and in installed fab production capacity.  However, installed capacity for DRAM is forecast to turn to positive growth by the end of 2016; yet the path to growth is clouded by daunting technology issues.  


Press Release: Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast: $38 Billion in 2014 to Nearly $44 Billion in 2015 (December 2, 2014)
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will increase 19.3 percent to $38.0 billion in 2014  In 2015, strong positive growth is expected to continue, resulting in a global market increase of 15.2 percent before moderating in 2016

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