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SEMI says 2004 global semiconductor equipment sales reach $37.1B

Posted: 14 Mar 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $37.08 billion in 2004, representing a year-over-year increase of 67.1 percent based from SEMI's "Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS)" report.

According to the report, Japan, the largest world market grew 49 percent to about $8.3 billion. The Taiwan market region grew the most in 2004, rising 166 percent to $7.8 billion. The region also surpassed North America to become the second largest equipment market behind Japan. The rest of world region, which aggregates Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, other areas of Southeast Asia and smaller global markets, grew 114 percent and the market in China increased 132 percent. South Korea, which led world growth in 2003 with a 91 percent expansion in equipment spending, increased an additional 45 percent in 2004. Equipment markets in Europe and North America increased 35 percent and 23 percent respectively in 2004.

Meanwhile, the global wafer processing equipment market segment grew 73 percent; the assembly and packaging segment grew 47 percent, the total test equipment sales increased 55 percent.

The worldwide SEMS report is a compilation of data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).





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