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Press Release: North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts April 2011 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.98 
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.60 billion in orders in April 2011.…

Press Release: Slight Decline in First Quarter 2011 Silicon Wafer Shipments
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased slightly during the first quarter 2011 when compared to fourth quarter 2010 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.  

Article: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Market Review and Outlook 
Coming off of two successive negative years for the semiconductor industry, 2010 provided a much needed and welcomed turn of events; device revenues increased 32 percent, materials revenues grew 25 percent, and the new equipment market grew a record 148 percent. 

Press Release: North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2011 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.95 
North America equipment suppliers reported $1,620.2 million in global net bookings (three-month average basis) for March…

Press Release:  Secondary Equipment Market Reaches $6.0 Billion in 2010
SEMI and Semico today announced the Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market Study which estimates that secondary market equipment sales reached $6.0 billion in 2010, a 77 percent increase over 2009.   


Article: LED Fab Investment to Drive 40% Growth in Equipment Spending in 2011
To serve the soaring demand, the industry has attracted a huge amount of capital pouring into the LED supply chain from equipment and materials to LED epitaxy/chip fabrication and LED packaging capacity.


Article: Semiconductor Photomask Market Forecast: $3.2 billion in 2012
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market was $3.0 billion in 2010 and is forecasted to reach $3.2 billion in 2012.

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Press Release: SEMI Reports 2010 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales of $43.55B
The global semiconductor materials market increased 25 percent in 2010 compared to 2009 as the semiconductor industry shipped record units.

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Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market Expected to Reach $348M by 2012
The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at $312 million in 2010 and forecasted to reach $348 million by 2012. Pricing pressure in 2009 caused aggregate pricing for 300 mm wafers to decline 32 percent and an additional 16 percent in 2010.

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Record Capex Leads to Fab Equipment Increase of 28% in 2011
Exciting times loom ahead for the industry: 2011 promises record spending levels; there are inklings that the 450 mm era is beginning to take shape; feature sizes will break into 20nm-class; and fabs are showing up in unlikely places. Some companies have surpassed their record investments in 2010 to set new spending records in 2011.

Press Release: Silicon Wafer Shipments Reach Record Levels in 2010
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased by 40 percent in 2010 when compared to 2009 area shipments. Revenues also improved by 45 percent in 2010 compared to 2009.

Article: 2011 Outlook for Semiconductor Fab Materials
The record levels for semiconductor sales, in both revenues and units, generated tremendous growth in the semiconductor materials market. Total silicon wafer shipments….

Press Release: Third Quarter 2010 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$11.1 Billion
The billings figure is 22 percent higher than the second quarter of 2010 and 148 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago.

Article: Fab Capacity Back in the Black: Up 8 Percent
The latest edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast predicts 8% annual growth in installed fab capacity for 2010, at least another 8% for 2011 and at least 9% for 2012…

Article: Semiconductor Investments in Korea have increased steadily over the past decade
Investments in Korea have increased steadily over the past decade, especially given the strength of Samsung and Hynix…

Press Release: Semiconductor Equipment Forecast: 2010 and Beyond.
SEMI projects 2010 semiconductor equipment sales to reach $37.54 billion according to the year-end edition of the SEMI Capital Equipment Forecast,

Press Release: Silicon Wafer Shipments Increase in Q3 2010
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter 2010 when compared to second quarter 2010 area shipments.

Article: Fab Investments Planned for Japan.
The semiconductor industry has seen many changes over the past decade, with the pace of change accelerating as a consequence of the recent financial crisis. Japan remains the country with the largest installed fab capacity base and is the largest market consuming semiconductor materials.

Press Release: SEMI Announces Silicon Wafer Shipment Forecast
This forecast provides an outlook for the demand in silicon units for the period 2010 – 2012. The results show polished silicon shipments totaling 9,142 million square inches in 2010, 9,702 million square inches in 2011, and 10,168 million square inches in 2012.

Article: Industry Update and Seasonal Trends
As 2010 closes and the New Year approaches, semiconductor manufacturers will assess the economic outlook for 2011 and plan capital investment accordingly.

Press Release: Second Quarter 2010 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$9.1 Billion
The billings figure is 22 percent higher than the first quarter of 2010 and 240 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago.

Article: Over 150 Fab Projects Lead to Strong 2010 and 2011
Analysis of the latest edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast indicates a 133 percent increase in equipment spending for Front End fabs this year and about 18 percent growth in 2011.

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