Highlights of the August 2010 Edition of the Semiconductor Fab Databases


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Highlights of the August 2010 Edition of the Fab Databases

Equipment spending for frontend fabs is expected to grow by 133% by the end of 2010

The August 2010 edition of the World Fab Forecast, FabFutures, World Fab Watch, and the Opto/LED Fab Watch databases have been published and is available to our existing subscribers.

The latest edition of SEMI’s World Fab Forecast report reveals good times ahead for the equipment and materials industry, with an increase in activities in all areas. Equipment spending for Front End fabs is expected to grow by 133% by the end of 2010, and about 18% for 2011. Worldwide installed capacity (without Discretes) is expected to grow by 7% in 2010 and 8% in 2011. Also, fab construction spending will increase by 125% in 2010 and 22% in 2011.

Here are a few more highlights from our World Fab Forecast:

Highlights

  • Since our last publication (May 2010 edition):
    - Updated status on 174 facilities
    - Added 21 facilities: added new fab; added existing fab
    - Recorded 15 facilities were closed or cancelled.

  • Spending on fab construction projects in 2010 is expected to increase by about 125% to $4.5B and in 2011 by 22% to $5.5B.
  • Twenty two facilities (including MEMS, LEDs and R&Ds) are expected to begin construction in 2010: 13 are for LED fabs, 4 are for Foundries, 2 are for Memory and one for System LSI.
  • Spending on equipping facilities (including MEMS, LEDs and R&Ds) is expected to increase by about 133% to $33.9B in 2010 and by about 18% to $39.8B in 2011.
  • LED fabs have a relatively small amount of spending, about $1.4B, though they show the largest growth rate in 2010 (Year-over-Year) with 188%
  • In 2010, 22 facilities are expected to begin operation, half are LED, 6 for Foundries, 3 Analog and 2 Logic (none for Memory).
  • In 2011, 28 facilities are expected to begin operations including 13 for LED, 5 for Foundries and 4 for Memory.
  • Installed capacity (without Discretes) is expected to recover and grow by about 7% to 14.4M wafers per month and by about 8% or 15.8M wafers per month in 2011

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