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Semiconductor Fab Articles (Archive)

2020:

Global Fab Equipment Spending Poised For 2021 Record High (March 9, 2020)
Semiconductor Fabs to Log Record Spending of Nearly $68 Billion in 2021 After 2020 Lull, SEMI Reports (June 9, 2020)

2019:

Fab Equipment Spending Crawls Out of Slump in Second Half 2019 – But Roller Coast to Continue in 2020 (December 16, 2019)
Global Fab Equipment Spending Rebounds in Second Half of 2019 with Stronger 2020 Projected, SEMI Reports (December 16, 2019)
Global MEMS and Sensors Fab Capacity to Grow 25 Percent through 2023, SEMI Reports (October 29, 2019)
Nearly $50 Billion in Fabs to Start Construction in 2020 (September 12, 2019)
300mm Fab Equipment Spending to Seesaw, Reach New Highs in 2021 and 2023, SEMI Reports (September 3, 2019)
Highlights of the Q3/August 2019 Edition of the Fab Databases (August 30, 2019)  
CapEx Expected to Rebound in 2020 (March 12, 2019)
200mm Wafer Report Sees 14% Rise (February 12, 2019)

2018:

Dark Clouds Appear in Sunny Skies (December 17, 2018)
SEMI Unveils Industry’s First Power and Compound Fab Outlook (November 26, 2018)
New Fabs Invest Over $220 Billion (September 17, 2018)
200mm Fabs Add 600,000 Wafers Per Month – Is There an End in Sight? (July 19, 2018)
Data Storage and Automotive Continue to Drive Fab Investment into 2019 (June 18, 2018)
Record Fab Equipment Spending Streak Continues in 2018 and 2019 (June 12, 2018)
Is it the End for New Volume Fabs in the U.S.? (May 9, 2018)
The 2019 Prognostication (March 13, 2018)
Korea is at Full Throttle on Memory Investments (January 16, 2018)
SEMI Data Projects New Highs in Fab Equipment Spending (January 2, 2018)

2017:

The WOW Factor​, Industry enters the age of WOW (December 12, 2017)
New Records in Fab Equipment Spending (September 12, 2017)
200mm Fabs Still Flexing Muscles! (July 11, 2017)
200mm Fab Investment Finds Home in China (July 5, 2017) 
Historic Highs in Fab Spending for 2017 and 2018 (June 6, 2017)
A FABulous Year for North America Semiconductor Manufacturing Market (May 2, 2017)
Buckle Up for Record Spending in 2017 and 2018 (March 7, 2017)
Fab Investment Surge in China (January 4, 2017)

2016:

62 New Facilities Start Operation 2017 and Beyond (December 13, 2016)
Watch out for 200mm Fabs! Fab Outlook to 2020 (October 11, 2016)
Fab Equipment Ascending (September 6, 2016)
Foundry Capacity Investment Led by Taiwan and China (July 5, 2016)
19 New Fabs to Start Construction (June 14, 2016)
Double-Digit Growth in 2017? (March 15, 2016)
Foundries Takeover 200mm Fab Capacity by 2018 (January 25, 2016)

2015:

2016 Bounce to Modest Gains (December 7, 2015)
200mm Fabs: Second Wind from the Internet of Things (October 6, 2015)
Industry Spending Slows but Still Positive (September 4, 2015)
The Big Picture: More than 850 Volume Fabs in 2017 (June 30, 2015)
“Easy Does It” ─ Fabs Trim Spending Plans (June 8, 2015)
The Resurgence of LED Investment – China to Lead the Pack (April 7, 2015)
Poised for More Growth! (March 10, 2015)
Underdog DRAM: DRAM Shifts out of a Slump, but Sector Faces Obstacles (January 12, 2015)