Highlights of the February 2011 Edition of the Fab Databases

Highlights of the February 2011 Edition of the Fab Databases

The February 2011 edition of the World Fab Forecast, FabFutures, World Fab Watch, and the Opto/LED Fab Watch databases have been published and is available to our existing subscribers. Here are a few highlights from our World Fab Forecast:

Highlights

  • Since our last publication (November 2010 edition):
    -   258 updates on 220 facilities
    -   Added 20 new facilities (new records due to new fab; added existing fab)
  • Equipment spending (new and used tools) for 2011 is expected to increase by 28% to about $42.5B. Excluding Discrete fabs, spending will be about $39.5B. 
  • A glimpse into 2012 predicts equipment spending to decrease by about 4% to $40.8B.
  • Equipment spending share by segment is led by Memory with 36% share (down from 43% in 2010) and Foundry with 33% share (up from 29% in 2010).
  • In 2011, 45 facilities are expected to begin operation: 23 are for LED fabs, seven for Foundries, three each for Memories, Logic, and Analog.
  • Worldwide installed capacity (without Discretes) is expected to increase about 9% in 2011 to 15.4M wafers per month (in 200mm equivalents) and increase by another 7% in 2012.
  • Most capacity increase in 2011 is for Foundries with 16% growth in 2011 and 11% in 2012, which builds out a worldwide Foundry capacity share from 25% in 2010 to 29% in 2012.
  • Top three companies adding the most installed capacity in 2011 are Hynix, TSMC, and Globalfoundries. The same three lead for capacity additions in 2012 but not in the same order.

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