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GaAs substrates market down in 2001

Posted: 23 Jul 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GaAs substrates? wafer?

The merchant market for semi-insulating (SI) GaAs substrates has experienced a 40 percent decline in 2001, according to a report from Strategy Analytics' Gallium Arsenide and High-Speed Circuits Service.

The Strategy Analytics report entitled "Markets for SI GaAs Substrates: 2001-2006," details the excessive inventory in 2000, built primarily on expectations of continuing demand through 2001, and fears of a 6-inch wafer shortage. The 2001 market downturn is said to have left some users with inventory levels as high as the equivalent of 10 months' supply.

According to Asif Anwar, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, while the merchant market for GaAs substrates will show growth through 2006 of around 26 percent, GaAs substrates vendors will have to wait until 2003 to see the level of merchant sales that were observed in 2000.





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