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2008-04-21 Worldwide semi equipment spending to drop 20% in '08
Gartner Inc. is forecasting a total of $47.5 billion in worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending in 2008, reflecting a 19.8 percent decline from 2007 due to the weakening of the U.S. economy and the DRAM market.
2010-04-28 TFT LCD equipment spending to hit $13.2B this year
Amid sustained high factory utilization, LCD producers in Korea, Taiwan and China are expanding capacity or building new fabs on continuously improving demand expectations.
2008-04-09 Slight changes mark IC-equipment ranking
The fab-tool rankings experienced a minor change in 2007, reports Gartner Inc.
2005-03-23 Shortages, price hikes seen for used IC equipment
Shortages of used semiconductor-equipment have hit the worldwide supply chain, causing prices for these potentially "disruptive" products to soar at new and record levels
2005-12-08 Semiconductor equipment sales to reach $32.95B in 2005
Leading manufacturers of semiconductor equipment project 2005 sales to reach $32.95 billion, according to a report from SEMI
2003-08-21 Semiconductor equipment industry posts July '03 book-to-bill ratio
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $763M in orders in July '03 (three-month average basis) - six percent above the revised June '03 level of $722M; and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.97 - 35 percent below the $1.18B in orders posted in July '02
2010-12-01 Semiconductor equipment industry flounders (part 2
The semiconductor capital equipment industry has not yet recovered its investment in 300mm wafer processing technology, thus, it is not yet prepared to develop 450mm tools.
2010-11-18 Semiconductor equipment industry flounders
The semiconductor equipment industry has been experiencing tough times since 2007 and is in a difficult position to face today's challenging economic conditions
2003-01-27 SEMI reports increased N. American IC equipment orders
North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $839 million in orders in December 2002 and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, according to the SEMI
2011-11-11 PV equipment spending faces chronic drop
Market oversupply and strong inventory build are seen to drive PV industry spending down.
2005-09-27 LCD capital spending to flatten, warns report
The global market for array processing equipment for TFT-LCDs is projected to grow only 3 percent in 2005 due to an oversupply of LCD panels, according to a report by market research firm The Information Network
2006-11-10 Intel recruits Japanese equipment companies for Fab 28
Several Japanese semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies are already supplying services for Intel's 300mm Fab 28 wafer fab in Kiryat Gat, Israel
2007-07-13 IC equipment spending to increase this year, Gartner says
Gartner forecasts that worldwide IC equipment spending will amount to $43.1 billion in 2007, a 2.7 percent increase from 2006
2006-08-21 IC equipment growth to slow down in mid-2007
Recent double-digit growth rates for the semiconductor capital equipment industry will return to single-digit growth by the middle of next year, according to SMA and Wright Williams & Kelly.
2009-09-15 IC capital spending to slip 47.9% this year
Despite a significant improvement in 2H, worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending will decline by 47.9 percent to $22.9 billion this year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc
2011-04-11 Gartner: Semiconductor equipment market up nearly 150% in 2010
Gartner Inc. report shows strong growth in sales of semiconductor equipment after global slump
2005-10-07 Gartner: Semi equipment capex to fall 12 percent in 2005
Despite strong demand in some consumer electronics segments, global semiconductor capital equipment spending is expected to fall 11.6 percent in 2005, according to market research firm Gartner Inc.
2007-04-23 Gartner trims outlook on capital equipment spending
Gartner Inc. slashed its capital equipment spending forecasts for 2007 and 2008, in the midst of a seasonal lull in the IC industry.
2011-06-20 Gartner eyes 10.2% growth in semi equipment spending
Gartner raised its 2011 growth forecast for global semiconductor capital equipment spending to 10.2 percent, citing aggressive foundry spending and IDM logic capacity ramping up at the leading edge.
2006-04-24 Gartner boosts '06 capital equipment forecast
Gartner raised its overall IC capital equipment forecast for 2006 to $38.8 billion, a 14.3 percent increase from 2005.
2008-01-14 Fab tool vendors face slow year as used equipment flood market
There is more bad news for the IC equipment industry: a glut of used and cheap gear is expected to flood the market
2006-02-23 Fab association announces surplus equipment marketplace
The Fab Owners Association has announced the creation of the FOA Trading Board, an interactive marketplace where members can sell and purchase surplus capital equipment.
2006-07-12 Equipment sales to grow 18 percent this year
Following an 11.3 percent decline in 2005, sales of semiconductor capital equipment will grow 18 percent to $38.8 million in 2006, according to the mid-year forecast by SEMI.
2003-07-11 Dataquest sees IC equipment industry 'poised for growth
Gartner Dataquest analysts said the semiconductor equipment industry is "poised for growth," with 8 percent growth in capital spending likely this year.
2007-01-24 Chipmakers to curb equipment shopping spree in '07
Coming off a near-record year in 2006, the semiconductor equipment industry may be entering rougher waters in 2007, analysts said at the recent Industry Strategy Symposium
2013-07-18 Chip manufacturing equipment value to rebound in 2014
The chip manufacturing equipment market is expected to drop by 1.7 per cent from 2012 to $36.29 billion in 2013 but will recover next year, reports trade organisation SEMI
2002-03-22 Chip equipment execs say the worst is over
An executive panel of semiconductor capital equipment vendors expressed cautious confidence at the SEMInvest conference that the worst of the downturn is over, and said the industry needs to think about managing the next ramp.
2011-06-20 Chip equipment bookings up slightly in May
The three-month average bookings of North American chip equipment makers rose 1.1 percent from April and 6.2 percent from a year ago, supporting industry expectations for double-digit growth in 2011
2013-04-24 Applied Materials reclaims top spot in chip equipment market
In 2012, Applied Materials reclaimed the No. 1 spot based on its relative strength in deposition and process control, Gartner said.
2009-04-27 Analyst sees slow rebound for equipment vendors
Business has finally stabilized at equipment vendors Lam Research Corp. and Novellus Systems Inc., but neither company's management team is predicting an imminent boom, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.
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