Semi Gear Spending Rose 9% in 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:16

SAN JOSE – Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $43.5 billion in 2011, up 9% year-over-year.

Spending varied for all the regions tracked, with increases reported for Europe, North America and Japan. North America surpassed Taiwan as the region with the highest spending, with $9.26 billion in equipment sales. The Korea market claimed second place for the second year in a row with $8.66 billion in sales; Taiwan fell to third with a regional decrease of 24%.

The report was compiled from data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).

The global wafer processing equipment market segment increased 15%, assembly and packaging decreased 14%, and total test equipment sales decreased 9%. Other front-end equipment sales grew 5%.

2010-2011 Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market by World Region

(in US billions)


2011

2010

% Change

North America

9.26

5.75

61%

South Korea

8.66

8.63

0%

Taiwan

8.52

11.25

-24%

Japan

5.81

4.44

31%

Europe

4.22

2.34

80%

China

3.65

3.68

-1%

Rest of World

3.41

3.84

-11%

Total

43.53

39.93

9%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ March 2012

 

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