Highlights of the August 2011 Edition of the Fab Databases

Highlights of the August 2011 Edition of the Fab Databases

The August 2011 edition of the World Fab ForecastFabFuturesWorld Fab WatchOpto/LED Fab Watch, and the Opto/LED Fab Forecast databases have been published and is available to our existing subscribers. Here are a few highlights from our World Fab Forecast:database:

Highlights

  • Slow down in equipment spending growth rate for 2011 (new and used tools) but still at all-time record high with about 23% growth to reach $41B (was 31% growth in May report).
  • Expect equipment spending for 2012 to decline by about -3% to $40B (without Discretes decline is -4% to $36.8B) 
  • The report lists 223 facilities with equipment spending in 2011 where 77 are LED fabs and 48 are Foundries. A total of 190 facilities will be equipping in 2012.
  • Spending on fab construction projects (including Discretes) is expected to increase in 2011 by about 7% to $5.6B (was -3% in May report), and decline by -24% to $4.2B in 2012.
  • A total of 72 on-going construction projects are identified in 2011 with LED fabs leading with 44 projects. Forty projects will be on-going in 2012 with 14 LED fabs leading the count.
  • 23 new facilities began or will begin construction in 2011: 16 are for LED fabs (15 in China), 1 for Memory (Rexchip), 1 for MPU (Intel with Fab 42), and 1 for a facility in Russia.
  • Expected growth in worldwide installed capacity (without Discretes) declined since the last report. Capacity is expected to increase about 7% in 2011 to 15.3M wafers per month (in 200mm equivalents) (was 9% in May report)
  • In 2012, worldwide installed capacity (without Discretes) is expected to increase by about 7%.
  • Over 970 thousand wafers per month (200mm EQ) are expect to be added in 2011 with about 57% are for Memory, 15% for Logic and 11% for Foundries.  
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