Semi Fab Expectations High for US Print E-mail
Written by Chelsey Drysdale   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 15:56

SAN FRANCISCO -- The US is once again one of the largest and fastest growing regions of the world for semiconductor manufacturing.

The percentage of equipment spending for chip manufacturing in the US rose from an all-time low of 15% in 2007 to more than 20% today, according to SEMI.

Big spenders this year include Intel, which will spend up to $3.5 billion on US expansions, while Global Foundries will invest up to $1.8 billion on a fab site in New York, and Samsung will invest as much as $2.5 billion on new capacity in Austin, TX. Over $8 billion will be spent in equipment in the US in 2013, SEMI estimates, nearly as much as South Korea and well over double the spending in China, Europe or Japan. Spending will further increase in 2014, the trade group adds.

Furthermore, US-based pilot lines for 450mm manufacturing are scheduled for 2015 and 2016 with high-volume manufacturing targeted for 2018.

 

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