Highlights of the August 2012 Edition of the Fab Databases

Highlights of the August 2012 Edition of the Fab Databases

The August 2012 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:

Key Points

  • Number of fab construction projects keeps increasing: 
       - February 2012 Report: 39 
       - May 2012 Report: 45
       - August 2012 Report: 47
  • 2012 Fab construction spending is improving:
       - Februray 2012: -28%,
       - May 2012: -6%
       - August 2012: -4.4% (about US$6.1B).
  • Expect year-over-year fab construction spending to decline in 2013: from -1% (about US$6.2B) in May edition to -9.8% (about US$5.5B).
  • Fab equipment spending for 2012 will decline by about 5% (to US$36.8B); was +2% (US$39.5B) in May 2012 edition.
  • In 2013, fab equipment spending is expected to grow 17% to US$42.8B, which will be a record year!
  • Korea has the largest growth rate in 2012 with about 37% (US$10.8B) followed by Taiwan with about 9% (US$8.5B). All other regions show a decline in fab equipment spending.
  • Growth rate of installed capacity is expected grow 5% in 2012 and increase almost 6% in 2013.
  • Growth rate of installed capacity for Memory is expected to contract to less than 4% in 2012 but increase to over 8% in 2013.

Activity Report

  • Since last report published end May we have made almost 300 updates on 232 facilities.
  • We added 17 new facilities (7 new and 10 existing).
  • We closed 12 facilities and cancelled 3 fab projects.
  • The reports lists a total of 1151 facilities including 183 LED fabs. 
  • There are 76 facilities with various probabilities which have started or will start volume production in 2012 or later.
  • The reports lists major investments (construction projects and equipping) in 233 facilities in 2012 and 195 in 2013

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