Highlights of the August 2013 SEMI Fab Databases

Highlights of the August 2013 Edition of the Fab Databases

The August 2013 edition of the World Fab ForecastFabFuturesWorld Fab WatchOpto/LED Fab Watch, and the Opto/LED Fab Forecast databases have been published and is available to our existing subscribers. Here are a few highlights from our World Fab Forecast:database:

Key Points

  • Fab construction spending is expected to increase by 24.5% (to US$7B) in 2013 (vs. 15% in the May report). Construction spending is forecasted to decline -15.6% (US$5.9B) in 2014 (vs. -18.7% in the May report).
  • For 2013, 41 construction projects (up from 38 reported in May) are being tracked. For 2014, 26 construction projects (up from 21 projects reported in May) are being tracked.
  • Fab equipment spending in 2013 is expected to decline to -1% (US$31.8B) (was 2% in May report). This includes the used 300mm equipment Globalfoundries acquired from Promos (NT$20-30B).
  • Fab equipment spending in 2014 is expected to increase by 25% (US$39.7B) (was 27% in May report).
  • Equipment spending for DRAM is expected to increase 17% (US$4.7B) in 2013 and 30% (US$6B) in 2014, Flash by 9% (US$5.6B) in 2013 and 46% (US$8.3B) in 2014.
  • Installed capacity will increase only by 2% in 2013 and the increase doubles to 4% in 2014. This driven by the foundry sector, MPU and Memory.
  • Dedicated foundries are adding 11% capacity in 2013 and 8% in 2014. Flash is adding 10% in 2013 and about 6% in 2014, while MPU will be flat in 2013 but is adding about 8-9% in 2014, DRAM is adding 2-3% in 2014.

Activity Report

  • Since the last release (the May 2013 edition) we have made 206 updates.
  • There are a total of 66 future facilities (starting volume production in 2013 or later) 
  • The database list 14 new facilities (6 new, 7 existing, 1 fab for sale). 
  • The report also list 19 closed facilities and 3 cancelled fab projects. 
  • The reports lists a total of 1147 facilities (includes 247 Opto/LED frontend facilities).  

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Coverage: 3 years of data; Quarterly forecast for the next 18 months

Coverage: 2 years of data; Quarterly forecast for the next 18 months.

Coverage: Includes previous quarter (no quarterly forecast).

Coverage: Optoelectronics and LED frontend fabs (no quarterly forecast).

Detail of all fabs including ones that have or will have spending plans. Includes closed fabs for the period.

Detail of fabs that have committed to spending (construction and/or equipment spending).

Provides a previous quarter summary of all fabs including fabs that will be closed.

Provides an overview of the global Opto and High Brightness (HB) LED fabs for the prior quarter.

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  • Fab Transitional Report (listing of fabs to-be-sold, sold, closed, and maybe closed)
  • Historical Fab Report (spending per fab and wafer capacity from 1994 – 2010)
  • Fab Construction and Equipping Spending Trend (1996-2010)
  • Regional Fab Capacity Report (2000 – 2010)
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