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Huge Growth Ahead for the Used Semiconductor Equipment Market

Phoenix, Arizona January 7, 2008 - Semiconductor Partners, in conjunction with Semico Research, forecasts the used semiconductor equipment market will show tremendous growth in 2008 and 2009. Based on Semiconductor Partners’ analysis of probable fab closures and fabs for sale, the availability of used equipment will grow from $300 million in 2007 to more than $8 billion in 2009.

”As leading edge digital memory and logic manufacturers build 300mm fabs for process technologies of 65nm or less, this will obsolete their 200mm fabs at 130nm or 90nm and some of their 300mm fans at 90nm. Analog and mixed signal manufacturers will have a need for these fabs to meet for expansion to satisfy the growing analog, mixed signal and RF markets. This creates an opportunity for companies that finance, resell or refurbish used equipment,” states Morry Marshall, Partner – Strategic Technologies at Semiconductor Partners.

A detailed analysis of the factors that will drive this expanding market can be found in Semiconductor Partners’ Used Semiconductor Equipment Market Study. In addition to identifying companies that are likely to either purchase or sell a fab and their expansion or divestiture plans, this study includes 5-year device forecasts by technology node and detailed wafer demand.

To receive a copy of the Table of Contents, including a list of tables and figures, or to purchase this study, please contact Susan Cadel at 607-368-7600 or, and reference the Used Semiconductor Equipment Market Study.

About Semiconductor Partners
Semiconductor Partners is a consulting and market research company located in Phoenix, Arizona and founded in 2007. It is staffed by a group of seasoned industry experts whose average industry tenure is over 20 years. Semiconductor Partners is dedicated to helping clients grow their businesses and identify new market opportunities. The company’s core competency is market research, both custom and published. Semiconductor Partners’ mission is to offer timely and accurate analysis that enables customers to make profitable decisions.