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2016:
Double-Digit Growth in 2017? (March 15, 2016)
Foundries Takeover 200mm Fab Capacity by 2018 (January 25, 2016)

2015:
Highlights of the August 2015 Fab Databases (August 28, 2015)
The Big Picture: More than 850 Volume Fabs in 2017 (June 30, 2015)
“Easy Does It” ─ Fabs Trim Spending Plans (June 8, 2015)
Highlights of the May 2015 Fab Databases (May 29, 2015)
Poised for More Growth! (March 10, 2015)
Highlights of the February 2015 Fab Databases (March 3, 2015)
Underdog DRAM: DRAM Shifts out of a Slump, but Sector Faces Obstacles (January 12, 2015)

2014:
Solid Years: Cautious Optimism Drives Equipment Spending into 2015 (December 9, 2014)
Highlights of the November 2014 Fab Databases (December 1, 2014)
Outlook: Healthy Equipment Spending into 2015 (September 8, 2014)
Highlights of the August 2014 Fab Databases (August 28, 2014)
Worldwide Fab Status, Trends, & Forecast TechXPOT Presentation (July 9, 2014)
Technology Node Transitions Slowing Below 32nm (June 30, 2014)
Strengthening Recovery: Fab Equipment Spending — 24% Increase in 2014 (June 3, 2014)
Highlights of the May 2014 Fab Databases (June 2, 2014)
2014 Fab Equipment Spending to Increase 20-30 Percent (March 5, 2014)
Highlights of the February 2014 Fab Databases (February 29, 2014)
Crisis? What Crisis?: New Paradigm Adjustments for Capacity and Equipment Spending (Jan 7, 2014)

2013:
Equipment Spending Down in 2013; Expect 33% Growth in 2014 (Dec 2, 2013)
Highlights of the November 2013 Fab Databases (Nov 27, 2013)

2012:
Fearless into a "Doomsday" Year: Examining Fab Spending and Fab Capacity into 2012 and Beyond (Article: January 6, 2012)
Fab Spending Down in 2012 -- Dip in First Half, but by Mid-Year Recovery Begins (Press Release - January 10, 2012)

2011:
Highlights of the November 2011 Fab Databases (November 30, 2011)
Mighty Japan Endures as Leader in Semiconductor Industry (November 7, 2011)
The End of the DRAM Era – Flash Spending Surpasses DRAM (October 1, 2011)
Fab Equipment Spending up 23% in 2011— Still Highest on Record (September 2, 2011)
Highlights of the August 2011 Fab Databases (August 31, 2011)
Rock 'n Roll Continues: 2011 Rocks wiht Growth Rate of 31% fro Equipment, 9% in Capacity; 2012 Keeps on Rolling (June 3, 2011)
Highlights of the May 2011 Fab Databases (May 31, 2011)
Record Capex Leads to Fab Equipment Increase of 28% in 2011  (March 1, 2011)
Highlights of the February 2011 Fab Databases   (February 28, 2011)

2010:
Fab Capacity Back in the Black: Up 8 Percent  (December 7, 2010)
Highlights of the November 2010 Fab Databases  (November 23, 2010)
Fab Investments Planned for Japan  (November 2, 2010)
Over 150 Fab Projects Lead to Strong 2010 and 2011  (September 7, 2010)
Highlights of the August 2010 Fab Databases  (August 28, 2010)
Fab Analyst highlights fab activities at the SEMI Theater. View Presentation  (July 19, 2010)
Companies Roar Again – Fab Spending Growth to Reach 117 Percent in 2010  (June 1, 2010)
Highlights of the May 2010 Fab Databases...Fab Spending Continues to Increase  (May 25, 2010)
Latin America’s First Functional Front-End Fab Debuts First Chips  (April 6, 2010)
Fab Spending Heads for 88 Percent Growth in 2010  (February 25, 2010)
February 2010 Fab Databases released to our Subscribers! View Highlights  (February 24, 2010)

2009:
2010 Fab Spending Accelerates to 65%, but no New Fab Plans in Sight  (November 24, 2009)
November ’09 Fab Databases are now Available! View Summary  (November 17, 2009)
Japan Leading Region into 2010  (October 15, 2009) 
The Battle of the “Fantastic Six”: Increased Fab Spending in 2010  (September 1, 2009)
Highlights of the August ’09 Edition of the Fab Databases (August 24, 2009) 
2010 Total Fab Spending Growth Could Reach 61%  (July 2, 2009)
Signs of Increasing Investments in Fabs  (June 3, 2009) 
In a time of fab closures, a few fabs are springing up  (May 28, 2009) 
Fab Investment Activity during the Downturn  (February 25, 2009) 

2008:
Fab Spending Levels for 2009 Down 25% - Lowest Levels since 2003 (November 24, 2008)
Capex for Fabs Equipping to Drop 15% - 20% in 2009 (November 1, 2008)
A Changing Picture for Fab Investments and CAPEX (October 17, 2008)
Equipment Spending Growth to Resume in 2009… Maybe (October 1, 2008)
End of a Drought? 2009 Capex Spending up with more than Fifty 300 mm Projects (August 30, 2008)
World Fab Forecast Predicts Hitting Bottom in 2008 – then Rebound! (June 2, 2008)
What a Roller Coaster! Fab capex – 2008 Down, 2009 Up (March 4, 2008)
15 Percent Decline in Equipment Fab Spending for 2008 (February 13, 2008)
Fab Spending Tapers in 2008 – article in Semiconductor International (January 2008)