SEMI Reports 2012 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales of $36.9 Billion

SAN  JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2013 —- SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, today reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $36.93 billion in 2012, representing a year-over-year decrease of 15 percent. The data is available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS) Report, now available from SEMI.

Compiled from data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), the Worldwide SEMS Report is a summary of the monthly billings and bookings figures for the global semiconductor equipment industry. The report, which includes data for seven major semiconductor producing regions and 24 product categories, shows worldwide billings totaled $36.93 billion in 2012, compared to $43.53 billion in sales posted in 2011. Categories cover wafer processing, assembly and packaging, test, and other front-end equipment. Other front-end includes mask/reticle manufacturing, wafer manufacturing, and fab facilities equipment.

Spending rates declined for all the regions tracked in the WWSEMS report, except for Korea and Taiwan. Taiwan surpassed North America as the region with the highest amount of spending with $9.53 billion in equipment sales. The Korea market claimed the second place for the third year in a row with $8.67 billion in sales; North America fell to the third position with a regional decrease of 12 percent.

The global wafer processing equipment market segment decreased 18 percent; the assembly and packaging segment decreased 8 percent; and the total test equipment sales decreased 6 percent.  Other front end equipment sales grew by 4 percent.

2012-2011 Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market by World Region
(Dollar in U.S. billions; Percentage Year-over-Year)


Region

2012

2011

% Change

Taiwan

9.53

8.52

12%

South Korea

8.67

8.66

0%

North America

8.15

9.26

-12%

Japan

3.42

5.81

-41%

Europe

2.55

4.22

-39%

China

2.50

3.65

-32%

Rest of World

2.10

3.41

-38%

Total

36.93

43.53

-15%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ March 2013
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding; Rest of World region aggregates Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, other areas of Southeast Asia and smaller global markets.

The Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) from SEMI provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports: the monthly SEMI Book-to-Bill Report, which offers an early perspective of the trends in the equipment market; the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment bookings and billings for seven regions and over 22 market segments; and the SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Consensus Forecast, which provides an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market. For more information or to subscribe, please contact SEMI customer service at 1.877.746.7788 (toll free in the U.S.) or1.408.943.6901 (International Callers).

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit  www.semi.org


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Deborah Geiger
SEMI

Phone: 408.943.7988
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Dan Tracy
SEMI

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