Highlights of the May 2010 Edition of the Semiconductor Fab Databases


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Highlights of the May 2010 Edition of the Fab Databases

Spending on equipping facilities to increase by 117%

The May 2010 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 (February 2010 edition):
    - Updated status on 235 facilities
    - Added 25 facilities: added new fab; added existing fab
    - Recorded 9 facilities were closed or cancelled.

  • Spending on fab construction projects are expected to increase by about 118% to $4.3B in 2010 (was reported as 85% growth and $3.7B in the February 2010 report).
  • Spending on equipping facilities is expected to increase to over 117% to about $37B in 2010 (was reported as 85% growth and $27B in the Feb 2010 report).
  • Construction spending in 2011 is expected to increase by about 18% to $5.1B.
  • Fifteen new facilities (including MEMS, LEDs and R&D) are expected to begin construction in 2010 (6 facilities were identified in the February 2010 report). Seven are for dedicated LED fabs, 3 for Memory and 2 for foundry.
  • LED dedicated fabs show the largest growth rate (174%) for equipment related expenditure in 2010 to about $1.3B. This is followed by memory fabs (156%) and foundries (112%)
  • In 2010, 22 new facilities are expected to begin operations (7 LED fabs and 7 facilities offering foundry services). In 2011, 19 facilities are expected to begin operations (9 for LED).

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