Highlights of the May 2013 Edition of the Fab Databases

Highlights of the May 2013 Edition of the Fab Databases

The May 2013 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 2013 is expected to increase about 2% (US$32.5B) (was 0% in both the February 2013 and November 2012 reports).
  • Fab equipment spending in 2014 is expected to increase by almost 27% (US$41.1B) (was 24% in the February report).
  • Spending for 18nm to 24nm nodes show the largest spending with over $10B, followed by 25nm and 37nm nodes with almost US$9B and nodes between 13nm and 17nm with over US$7B.
  • Overall the foundry sector is expected to spend between US$16 to US$17B in 2013 on Front End facilities, followed by Memory with almost US$9B and MPU.
  • The growth rate of installed capacity is expected to slow down to 2.4% YoY (was 3.6% in the February report), and in 2014 increase by 5.4% (no change from the February report).
  • The strongest growth for installed IC capacity in 2013 is expected for Foundry with almost 6% (YoY), followed by Memory with a 2% increase.
  • Fab construction spending has accelerated, with an expected increase of 15% (US$6.6B) in 2013 (compared to a projected increase of 6.5% (US$5.9B) in the February report). Construction spending is forecasted to decline -18.7% (US$5.4B) in 2014 (compared to US$4.8 in the February report).
  • Construction spending by foundries is far and way the clear leader with about US$4.2B followed by Memory (US$1.2B) and MPU (almost $1B).

Activity Report

  • Since the last release (the February 2013 edition) we have made 389 updates on 354 facilities which is an all time record. 
  • The database list 17 new facilities (6 new and 11 existing). 
  • The report also list 8 closes facilities and 10 cancelled fab projects. 
  • The reports lists a total of 1144 facilities including 183 LED facilities.  
  • There are 61 facilities with various probabilities which have started or will start volume production in 2013 or later. 
  • The reports lists major investments (construction projects and equipping) in 196 facilities in 2013 and 157 facilities in 2014

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