SEMI - Silicon Shipment Statistics

Worldwide Silicon Shipment Statistics

About the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers’ Group (SMG)

The Silicon Manufacturers Group is a special interest group of SEMI® members who produce polycrystalline silicon, silicon on insulator (SOI), mono-crystalline silicon or silicon wafers (e.g., as cut, polished, Epi, etc.). The Silicon Manufacturers Group acts as an independent special interest group within the SEMI structure, and is open to all SEMI members involved in manufacturing the silicon products listed above.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate collective efforts on issues relating to the silicon industry including the development of market information and statistics about the silicon industry and the semiconductor market. This information will help promote customer awareness of the technical and business issues facing the silicon industry in meeting the semiconductor industry expectations in product quality and value.

Silicon wafers are the fundamental building material for semiconductors, which in turn, are vital components of virtually all electronics goods, including computers, telecommunications products, and consumer electronics. The highly engineered thin round disks are produced in various diameters (from 1 inch to 12 inch) and serve as the substrate material on which most semiconductor devices or "chips" are fabricated.

For more information, please contact Dan Tracy at dtracy@semi.org or 1.408.943.7987.

Other Interesting Resources

Silicon Wafer Shipments (Press Release – February 8, 2011)
Material Market Data Subscription (MMDS)

World Fab Forecast

Historical Silicon Data

Quarterly Shipments of Silicon Materials

“Shipments are for semiconductor applications only and do not include solar applications”

Millions of Square Inches

Source: SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group

         
 

Polished

Epi

Non-polished

 

Quarter

Wafers

Wafers

Wafers

Total

2000

       

Q1

955

254

65

1,274

Q2

1,026

278

69

1,373

Q3

1,080

303

74

1,457

Q4

1,072

306

70

1,448

         

2001

       

Q1

923

264

63

1,250

Q2

732

207

49

988

Q3

636

149

39

824

Q4

681

160

37

878

         

2002

       

Q1

758

204

49

1,011

Q2

946

266

61

1,273

Q3

957

250

56

1,263

Q4

860

223

51

1,134

         

2003

       

Q1

882

243

50

1,175

Q2

944

270

59

1,273

Q3

963

285

59

1,307

Q4

1,023

313

56

1,392

         

2004

       

Q1

1,130

336

63

1,529

Q2

1,198

360

61

1,619

Q3

1,215

353

61

1,629

Q4

1,114

314

58

1,486

         

2005

       

Q1

1,107

307

51

1,465

Q2

1,207

345

54

1,606

Q3

1,304

385

59

1,748

Q4

1,358

407

61

1,826

         

2006

       

Q1

1,390

431

63

1,884

Q2

1,452

452

62

1,966

Q3

1,541

471

63

2,074

Q4

1,538

467

67

2,070

         

2007

       

Q1

-

-

-

2,100

Q2

-

-

-

2,201

Q3

-

-

-

2,174

Q4

-

-

-

2,185

         

2008

       

Q1

-

-

-

2,163

Q2

-

-

-

2,303

Q3

-

-

-

2,243

Q4

-

-

-

1,428

         

2009

       

Q1

-

-

-

940

Q2

-

-

-

1,686

Q3

-

-

-

1,972

Q4

-

-

-

2,109

         

2010

       

Q1

-

-

-

2,214

Q2

-

-

-

2,365

Q3

-

-

-

2,489

Q4

-

-

-

2,302

Please note: Totals may not add due to rounding.