Highlights of the November 2013 SEMI Fab Databases

Highlights of the November 2013 Edition of the Fab Databases

The November 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 construction spending is expected to increase by about 40% (to US$7.5B) in 2013 (was 24% in August report). Construction spending is forecasted to decline -14.8% (US$6.4B) in 2014 (was. -15.6% in August report).
  • For 2013, 40 construction projects are being tracked. For 2014, 28 construction projects (up from 26 projects reported in August) are being tracked.
  • Slow down of fab equipment spending in 2H13, especially in 3Q13 caused the second half of 2013 to be lower than expected; spending in 2014 is unchanged from previous report published in August.
  • Fab equipment spending in 2013 is expected to decline to -9% (US$30B) (was -1% in August report). This includes the used 300mm equipment Globalfoundries acquired from Promos 
  • Fab equipment spending in 2014 is expected to increase by 33% (US$39.5B) (was 25% in August report).
  • Memory shows stronger growth rate in 2013 than Foundry with 11% (over $10B) vs. 5% foundry (US$14.5B). In 2014 memory jumps to 35% (about $14B) and foundry jumps to about 19% (over $17B).
  • Installed capacity is slowing a bit further than expected in August report: 1.9% growth (was 2%) in 2013 and 3.3% (was 4%) in 2014. 
  • The growth rate of installed capacity is mainly driven by Foundry and Memory in 2013 and 2014. MPU shows also increase in 2014.

Activity Report

  • The database lists a total of 1149 facilities including 250 Opto/LED facilities. 
  • Since the last released (published in August 2013), we have made 301 changes on 257 facilities.
  • The database list 7 new facilities and line (3 new and 4 existing or re-vitalized).
  • The database also list 11 closed facilities 
  • There are 67 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 206 facilities and lines in 2013 and 180 facilities and lines in 2014

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