China IC Industry Development Targets Renewed and Repurposed Fabs


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China IC Industry Development Targets Renewed and Repurposed Fabs

“Used IC Fab Line Market and Ecosystem Pavilion” at SEMICON China 2011


China, as the world’s manufacturing power house of consumer electronic products, is taking advantage of the old generation fab lines worldwide, which meets the many practical needs of China’s semiconductor industry and enables cost-effective IC manufacturing. To serve the growing industry needs and facilitate the collective industry progress, SEMI will once again launch the “Used IC Fab Line Market and Ecosystem Pavilion” at SEMICON China 2011. Leading companies have already committed to continue their presence in the pavilion in 2011.

It is forecasted that total spending on front end fabs (construction and equipping) in China will grow by 67 percent, over $2 billion in 2010 (SEMI World Fab Forecast). Out of the total investment, as much as 30 percent of the China capital investment is estimated to be met by the secondary market. With the shut-off of more than 50 fab lines around the world during the past few years, significant expansion on the availability of used tools is expected and more and more manufacturing capacity will be shifted to China, which will leverage these industry changes and become the largest buyer of refurbished equipment in the world.

“We are absolutely satisfied with the ’Used Pavilion.’ We see a lot of real business opportunities as well as great networking, so definitely we will be back next year,” said Eduard Hoeberichts, Chief Executive Officer of Simax. The pavilion proved to be a great venue to the special-interest group. In 2010, the pavilion exhibitors included many world leading companies in the secondary equipment market: Intel, GE Capital, Sumitomo Finance, ASML, Novellus, and Lam, etc.

The “Used IC Fab Line Market and Ecosystem Pavilion” at SEMICON China 2011 will be aligning with China government’s initiatives to properly and efficiently build China IC manufacturing infrastructure. More than 40 government delegations visited SEMICON China 2010 and 50 more delegations from central and regional governments are expected in 2011.

Check out more information about the China secondary market and the Used IC Fab Line Market and Ecosystem Pavilion at www.semi.org.cn/semiconchina, or contact:

Ms. Polly Teng
Tel: 86.21.5027.0909
Mail: pteng@semi.org

July 6, 2010