Highlights of the May 2011 Edition of the Fab Databases

Highlights of the May 2011 Edition of the Fab Databases

The May 2011 edition of the World Fab Forecast, FabFutures, World 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:

Highlights

  • Since the last edition in February 2011, we have made 283 updates on over 230 facilities, this included  20 new additions.
  • Equipment spending for 2011 (new and used tools) is expected to increase by 31% (was 28% in Feb report) to about $44B. 
  • Excluding Discrete fabs, equipment spending for 2011 is expected to be about $40.8B, and for 300mm only equipment spending is expected to be $37.2B.
  • In 2012, equipment spending is expected to decline about -6% to about $41.2B, though this will remain still the 2nd largest spending year on record.
  • Currently, only 19 new facilities are expected to begin construction in 2011 (vs. 42 in 2010); up to 14 are for LED fabs in 2011.
  • Spending on fab construction projects with Discretes in 2011 is expected to decline by about 3% (was -13% in Feb report) to $4.89B and continues to decline by -11.6% to $4.3B in 2012.
  • Worldwide installed capacity (without Discretes) is expected to increase about 9% in 2011 to 15.5M wafers per month (in 200mm equivalents) and increase by another 7% in 2012.
  • Most capacity increase in 2011 is actually for MEMS/Other with 15% growth, followed by for Foundries with about 13% growth, and Logic with 9%.

 

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