Highlights of the February 2014 edition SEMI Fab Databases

Highlights of the February 2014 Edition of the Fab Databases

The Feburary 2014 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

  • Fab equipment spending in 2014 is expected to increase 20% to 30% (US$34.5 to US$37B) (was 33% in November report) and 11% (US$41B) in 2015.
  • Equipment spending for DRAM is expected to increase by 30% in 2014;  Equipment spending for Flash, System LSI,  and  MPU is expected to have double digit growth (YoY for 2014). 
  • Overall installed capacity grew by less than 2% in 2013 and is expected to growth about 3% in 2014 and 5% in 2015.
  • Fab construction spending increased 12% in 2013 and is expected to decline -1% (to US$6.5B) in 2014 (was -14.8% in November report). Currently a -30% decline is forecasted for 2015, though this forecast may improve.
  • Top spending regions for construction projects in 2014 are Taiwan (US$1.8B), Korea (US$1.6B), and the Americas (US$1.2B). 
  • Although DRAM equipment spending is expected to grow by 30% in 2014, growth of installed capacity for DRAM is expected to be flat (zero percent).

Activity Report

  • Since the last report (November 2013), we have made 282 updates on 253 facilities.
  • We added 17 facilities, closed 8 and cancelled 2
  • The report lists a total of 1161 facilities including over 250 Opto/LED facilities. 
  • There are 56 future facilities with various probabilities which have started or will start volume production in 2014 or later.
  • The report lists major investments (construction projects and equipping) in 196 facilities and lines in 2014 and shows future project for 2015.

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World Fab Forecast


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Coverage: 3 years of data; Quarterly forecast for the next 18 months

Coverage: 2 years of data; Quarterly forecast for the next 18 months.

Coverage: Includes previous quarter (no quarterly forecast).

Coverage: Optoelectronics and LED frontend fabs (no quarterly forecast).

Detail of all fabs including ones that have or will have spending plans. Includes closed fabs for the period.

Detail of fabs that have committed to spending (construction and/or equipment spending).

Provides a previous quarter summary of all fabs including fabs that will be closed.

Provides an overview of the global Opto and High Brightness (HB) LED fabs for the prior quarter.

Semiconductor, LED/Opto, MEMS, and R&D fabs

Semiconductor, LED/Opto, MEMS, and R&D fabs

Semiconductor, LED/Opto, MEMS, and R&D fabs

LED/Opto fabs only

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Don’t see what you need? We can work with you to create a custom database tailor to your needs and budget. The following are custom reports we have created in the past:

  • Fab Transitional Report (listing of fabs to-be-sold, sold, closed, and maybe closed)
  • Historical Fab Report (spending per fab and wafer capacity from 1994 – 2013)
  • Fab Construction and Equipping Spending Trend (1996-2013)
  • Regional Fab Capacity Report (2000 – 2013)
  • Active 200 mm / 300 mm Semiconductor Fabs
  • more..

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