Global wafer revenues declined in 2013

Global wafer revenues declined in 2013

Market news |
By eeNews Europe

The market declined in 2013 to $7.5 billion, down by 13 percent from $8.7 billion in 2012 while worldwide wafer area shipments increased by 0.4 percent to 9,067 million square inches in 2013, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).

"Annual semiconductor silicon shipment levels have remained essentially flat for the past three years, However, industry revenues have declined significantly for the past two years," said Hiroshi Sumiya, chairman of SEMI SMG and general manager of the corporate planning department of Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd.

Annual silicon wafer shipment areas and revenues. Source: SEMI. (Shipments are for semiconductor applications only and do not include solar applications).

The figures are inclusive of polished silicon wafers, including virgin test wafers, epitaxial silicon wafers, and non-polished silicon wafers shipped by the wafer manufacturers to the end-users.

Related links and articles:

News articles:

SOI wafers facilitate FinFET over oxide creation

Panel reveals concerns over 450-mm wafers

If you enjoyed this article, you will like the following ones: don't miss them by subscribing to :    eeNews on Google News


Linked Articles