SEMI® Worldwide Silicon Shipment Statistics

    

Worldwide Silicon Shipment Statistics

About the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers’ Group (SMG)

The Silicon Manufacturers Group is a special interest group of SEMI® members who produce polycrystalline silicon, silicon on insulator (SOI), mono-crystalline silicon or silicon wafers (e.g., as cut, polished, Epi, etc.). The Silicon Manufacturers Group acts as an independent special interest group within the SEMI structure, and is open to all SEMI members involved in the manufacture or reclamation of the silicon products listed above.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate collective efforts on issues relating to the silicon industry including the development of market information and statistics about the silicon industry and the semiconductor market. This information will help promote customer awareness of the technical and business issues facing the silicon industry in meeting the semiconductor industry expectations in product quality and value.

Silicon wafers are the fundamental building material for semiconductors, which in turn, are vital components of virtually all electronics goods, including computers, telecommunications products, and consumer electronics. The highly engineered thin round disks are produced in various diameters (from 1 inch to 12 inch) and serve as the substrate material on which most semiconductor devices or "chips" are fabricated.

For more information, please contact Dan Tracy at dtracy@semi.org or 1.408.943.7987.

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Historical Silicon Data

Quarterly Shipments of Silicon* Materials in Million of Square Inches (MSI)

*Shipments are for semiconductor applications only and do not include solar applications

Source: SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group

Click here to download a Microsoft Excel File of Historical Silicon Data

2000  
Q1 1,274
Q2 1,373
Q3 1,457
Q4 1,448
   
2001  
Q1 1,250
Q2 988
Q3 824
Q4 878
   
2002  
Q1 1,011
Q2 1,273
Q3 1,263
Q4 1,134
   
2003  
Q1 1,175
Q2 1,273
Q3 1,307
Q4 1,392
   
2004  
Q1 1,529
Q2 1,619
Q3 1,629
Q4 1,486
   
2005  
Q1 1,465
Q2 1,606
Q3 1,748
Q4 1,826
   
2006  
Q1 1,884
Q2 1,966
Q3 2,074
Q4 2,070
   
2007  
Q1 2,100
Q2 2,201
Q3 2,174
Q4 2,185
   
2008  
Q1 2,163
Q2 2,303
Q3 2,243
Q4 1,428
   
2009  
Q1 940
Q2 1,686
Q3 1,972
Q4 2,109
   
2010  
Q1 2,214
Q2 2,365
Q3 2,489
Q4 2,302
  
2011 
Q12,287
Q22,393
Q32,354
Q42,009
  
2012 
Q12,033
Q22,447
Q32,389
Q4 2,162
  
2013 
Q12,128
Q22,390
Q32,341
Q42,208
 
2014
Q12,364
Q2
Q3
Q4