SEMI® World Fab Watch - Snapshot of Front end Fabs

World Fab Watch - Subscription

Provides a snapshot of the previous quarter of over 1000 semiconductor front-end fabs

Publication Date: Published Quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, and Nov)
Principal Analyst: Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI
Format: .xls

Note: The fab databases will work with Microsoft® Excel® 2003 or newer versions of Excel.

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World Fab Watch is a powerful and comprehensive database of 1000-plus fabs, R&Ds and pilot-line fab locations worldwide. It provides an excellent snapshot of all worldwide front-end semiconductor fabs. Included are interactive pivot charts and tables enabling you to customize your own view and reports.

The database includes front-end fabs and foundries such as TSMC, UMC, Chartered Semiconductor, SMIC, Samsung, Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Micron Hynix, Powerchip, Texas Instruments, Renesas, Inotera, Elpida, STMicro, Fujitsu, NEC Electronics, ProMOS, Nanya, Matushita, NXP, Winbond, IBM Micro, Sharp, Freescale, Infineon, Spansion, Magna Chip, X-fab, and many more. This Excel-formatted database is conveniently delivered electronically.

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With the World Fab Watch, you can conduct more efficient market research, identify target customers, and analyze product trends more easily. An annual subscription includes:

  • Quarterly updates
  • Latest market and technology trends and analysis
  • Dynamic range of information and quick-and-easy access to valuable data to empower your market research

Table of Content (tabs of spreadsheets)

  • Summary of Current Fabs
  • Summary of Future Fabs
  • Summary of Changes
  • Company Detail
  • New Records
  • Summary of New Fab Costs
  • New Fab Cost Graph
  • Future Fabs
  • Summary of Future Fabs
  • 300mm Fabs, Summary, and Graphs
  • Sub 0.20 micron Future Fabs
  • Summary of 0.20 micron Capacity
  • Future Foundry
  • Summary of Future Foundry Capacity
  • Foundry Graphical Analysis
  • Definitions

Fields for “Company Detail” Tab


Total Cost

Ownership-Short Name

Joint Venture Partner


Equipment Cost


Construction Cost


Architect and Engineering

Fab Name

Construction Management

Clean Room Class/Clean Room Sq Feet

Date of Last Update


Change Made


New Record


Probability Number




Wafer Size



Fab History


World Fab Watch 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.

Other Resources

Fab Futures

World Fab Forecast

Pricing Information

Multi user site licenses available. For more information, please contact SEMI Global Customer Service at 1.408.943-6901.







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