SEMI® Semiconductor Market Research and Market Reports


The SEMI Industry Research and Statistics group provides timely market and trend information for market research, competitive analysis, and sales forecasting. We focus on the global semiconductor capital equipment, selected materials markets and fab forecasting data. This data is featured in our market data products/subscriptions, and is highlighted by market analysts, and is the benchmark data referenced by financial communities around the world.

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SEMI is the only organization that is able to collect actual data from semiconductor equipment, component, and materials suppliers around the world with regular frequency.  Strict professional standards of confidentiality ensure all of the participant's data is kept secure.  The data is the basis for providing subscribers with market reports. more...


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Press Release: SEMI Reports 2014 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales of $37.5 Billion
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $37.50 billion in 2014, representing a year-over-year increase of 18 percent. 2014 total equipment bookings were 8 percent higher than in 2013.

Press Release: Silicon Wafer Shipments Reach Record Levels in 2014
Silicon wafer area shipments in 2014 totaled 10,098 million square inches (MSI), up from the 9,067 million square inches shipped during 2013.


[Article]  [Press Release]: DRAM Capacity Rises from Slump; Sector Faces New Challenges
The DRAM sector experienced a sharp decline during the 2008/2009 financial crisis and subsequently contracted, both in the number of suppliers and in installed fab production capacity.  However, installed capacity for DRAM is forecast to turn to positive growth by the end of 2016; yet the path to growth is clouded by daunting technology issues.  


Press Release: Semiconductor Equipment Sales Forecast: $38 Billion in 2014 to Nearly $44 Billion in 2015
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will increase 19.3 percent to $38.0 billion in 2014  In 2015, strong positive growth is expected to continue, resulting in a global market increase of 15.2 percent before moderating in 2016

Press Release: Slight Increase in Thrid Quarter 2014 Silicon Wafer Shipment
Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,597 million square inches during the most recent quarter, a 0.4 percent increase from the 2,587 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter. 

Press Release: Rising Annual Silicon Wafer Shipment Forecast (October 2014)
Total wafer shipments this year are expected to finally exceed the market high set in 2010 and are forecast to continue shipping at record levels in 2015 and 2016.


Article: Semiconductor Materials Market to Surpass $46 Billion in 2015 (October 2014)
Current semiconductor revenue forecasts point to mid- to high single digit growth and quarterly device revenues and silicon shipments are stronger when compared to the same period last year. The semiconductor materials market will increase three percent this year and four percent in 2015, resulting in a materials market exceeding $46 billion in 2015.

Press Release:  Second Quarter 2014 Worldwide PV Equipment Market Statistics Report (September 2014)
Worldwide billings increased to $319 million in Q2 2014, an increase of 33 percent from the prior quarter but 11 percent below the same quarter a year ago.


Article:  Outlook: Healthy Equipment Spending into 2015 (September 2014)
Equipment spending shows strong growth for 2014 and 2015 and the newly released World Fab Forecast report predicts growth of 21% for Front End fab equipment spending in 2014, for total spending of US$34.9 billion.

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