Highlights of the February 2018 Edition of the Fab Databases

 

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Highlights of the February 2018 Edition of the Fab Databases                                                    Download a sample report

Related Article: The 2019 Prognostication (March 13, 2018)

The February 2018 editions of the World Fab Forecast, World Fab Watch, Opto/LED Fab Watch, and the Opto/LED Fab Forecast databases have been published and are available now.  The following highlights are from our World Fab Forecast database:

Key Points:

Fab Equipment Spending

  • Equipment spending (new and used) for 2018 is expected to increase by 9% for a record high of US$60 Billion, up from the 11% (US$63 Billion) forecast issued in November 2017
  • Equipment spending (new and used) for 2019 is expected to increase by 5%, thus reaching another record high of US$64 Billion

Installed Capacity

  • 3D NAND will have the most capacity added in both 2018 and 2019 with 48% growth in 2018 and 27% growth in 2018
  • Foundry capacity will increase 5%, respectively in 2018 and 5% in 2019

New Facilities / Construction Spending

  • In 2018 there are 56 construction projects with investments totaling just US$15 Billion (17% YoY)
  • Construction spending will reach all-time highs with China continuing its lead at US$7 Billion in 2018 and over US$3 Billion in 2019 shattering another record; the previous regional record was held by Korea at US$3 billion
  • Most construction spending in 2018 will be for Memory (just under US$9 Billion), primarily for 3D NAND followed by DRAM. Second in construction spending is Foundry (US$5 Billion)

 

Activity Report 

  • We have made 196 changes on 1173 listings, which includes 15 new and existing records (new and existing) since the November 2017 World Fab Forecast report
  • The Febraury report has 1,233 records including about 300 Opto & LED related facilities
  • We are tracking 82 future facilities/lines with various probabilities which will start volume production in 2018 or later


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