SEMI® World Fab Forecast - Quarterly CAPEX Forecast Data of Frontend Fabs, Foundries, and IDMs

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SEMI® World Fab Forecast 

3 years of data; Quarterly forecast through next year for capacities, geometries, wafer sizes and construction/equipment spending through the next year for over 1,000 front-end semiconductor fabs

Publication Dates: Published Quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, and Nov)
Principle Analysts: Christian Gregor Dieseldorff and Clark Tseng, SEMI
Format: .xls (compatible with Microsoft® Excel® 2010 or newer)


The SEMI World Fab Forecast provides high level summaries, charts, and graphs; in-depth analysis of capital expenditure, capacity, technology and products, down to the detail of each fab; and forecast over six quarters. The data in this report provides data found in FabFutures, World Fab Watch, Fab Construction Monitor and the Fab Equipment Monitor. It is essentially all of our popular fab products rolled-up into one convenient database. Similar to the World Fab Watch, the report includes interactive pivot charts and tables enabling you to customize your own view and reports.

The database includes over 1,000 records of front-end semiconductor fabs and foundries such as TSMC, UMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, SMIC, Samsung, Intel, Toshiba, Micron, SK Hynix, Powerchip, Texas Instruments, Renesas, STMicro, Fujitsu, Nanya, Panasonic, NXP, Winbond, Sharp, NXP, Infineon, Magna Chip, X-Fab Silicon Foundries, and many more.

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Product Information


  • Executive Summaries and high-level trends presented in more than 10 charts and 100 tables
  • Three years of data with past, present, and forecasts out through next year
  • Complete fab-cycle coverage, fab by fab, from planning, construction, production, and closure
  • Fab-by-fab details on spending, capacity ramp, product type, technology node and wafer size transition
  • Quarterly Excel fab reports for data analysis and modeling by fabs


  • Access to the leading industry benchmark used by financial communities and experts around the world
  • Rich in content with verified and validated fab information
  • Dynamic range of information and quick-and-easy access to valuable data that empowers your market research
  • Consolidated resource for fab activities
  • Graphical interface gives a strategic view and timeline of spending with key project milestone dates



View of “Company Detail” tab in World Fab Forecast



Tutorial – Introduction

Tutorial - Tables/Graphs

Tutorial – Pivot Tables


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    Content (tabs of spreadsheet)
    • Summary
    • Graphs and Tables
    • Summary of Changes
    • Company Detail
    • Fabs Starting Construction
    • Fabs Starting Operation
    • Spending by Region
    • Spending by Company
    • Capacity by Country/Region
    • Capacity by Company
    • Capacity by Foundries
    • Capacity by Wafer Size
    • Capacity by Product Type
    • Capacity by Geometry
    • Definitions, Other Reports

    Fields in Company Detail Tab

    • Company
    • Ownership Short Name
    • City/State/Province/Country/Region
    • Probability
    • Status
    • Fab Type
    • Project Type
    • Product Type
    • Technology
    • Wafer Size
    • Geometry
    • Full Capacity
    • Construction Cost
    • Equipment Cost
    • Start Date of Equipment
    • Start Date 1st Silicon
    • Start Date of Production
    • Construction Costs by Quarter
    • Construction Comments
    • Equipment Spending by Quarter
    • Equipment Comments
    • Wafer Capacity by Quarter
    • Geometry by Quarter


    Purchase SEMI World Fab Forecast

    Product ID#Product DescriptionMember*Non-Member

    240    SEMI® World Fab Forecast - Quarterly fab data through next year, Annual Subscription$4,120$5,350   
    272    SEMI® World Fab Forecast - Quarterly fab data through next year, Single Edition$2,150$2,850    
    3825    SEMI® World Fab Forecast Premium with FabView - Single User Annual Subscription$5,950$7,490    
    *Pricing does not apply to Individual Members.
    For product related inquiries or questions regarding Enterprise pricing, please email or call 1.800.746.7788 or 1.408.943.6901



    World Fab Forecast is compiled from publicly available information, including capital spending plans, announced fab plans and ream schedules. SEMI verifies this information by making up to 50 inquiries a week and periodic visits to semiconductor companies.


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    Fab Futures
    World Fab Watch