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Global Fab Equipment Spending Poised to Log Three Straight Years of Record Highs as COVID-19 Stokes Demand for Electronics

Fueled by surging pandemic-inspired demand for electronics devices, the global semiconductor industry is on track to register a rare three consecutive years of record highs in fab equipment spendin

China Surges Past Americas and Japan in IC Capacity

Back in 2012, China ranked fifth among seven regions worldwide in IC wafer capacity but surged past the Americas and Japan in 2018 and 2019 to claim the number three position (figure 1).

Despite Uncertainty, Long-Term Semiconductor Market Outlook Remains Bright

This year, SEMI ISS covered it all – from a high-level semiconductor market and global geopolitical overview down to the neuro morphic and quantum level.

200mm Fabs Add 600,000 Wafers Per Month – Is There an End in Sight?

Tracking toward even stronger growth than forecast last year, 200mm fabs worldwide are gearing up to add more than 600,000 wafers per month from 2017 th

Record Equipment Spending Streak Continues in 2018 and 2019

Christian G. Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics Group, SEMI (June 12, 2018)

200mm Fabs Still Flexing Muscles!

In the shadow of other more trendy news about China and Memory fab investments, 200mm fabs continue to “flex their muscles.” At least 500,000 wafers per month (wpm) capacity, or a 10 percent expans

Historic Highs in Fab Spending for 2017 and 2018

Equipment spending alone: US$49 billion in 2017 and $54 billion in 2018

The latest update to the World Fab Forecast report, published on May 31, 2017 by SEMI, reveals record spending for fa