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Secondary Equipment Vendors Expecting Another Good Year

Phoenix, Arizona July 20, 2011 - The secondary equipment market grew 77% in 2010 to $6 billion. Based on interviews, briefings and informal discussions at SEMICON West, it appears the size of the market will grow even bigger in 2011.

Try Googling the phrase "used semiconductor equipment." How many results came up? About 951,000. "Used semiconductor equipment for sale?" 351,000 results. "Used semiconductor processing equipment?" 2,180,000 results. Making sense of this market is a big job. Anyone involved the semiconductor equipment industry understands the complexities involved. The supply chain is unstructured: a piece of equipment can change hands many times before it is put back into use in a fab. Companies involved in this puzzle include IDMs, foundries, refurbishers, equipment manufacturers, brokers, resellers, and service providers.

At last, all players in the secondary semiconductor equipment, services, and technology markets have a resource to turn to. In a groundbreaking study, SEMI and Semico Research partnered to determine the value of the secondary (used) semiconductor equipment market.
Because the number of fabs running 8" or smaller wafers is huge, the total number of potential sellers and buyers alone is enormous. Even 300mm equipment is getting in on the act; equipment that once ran the latest processors might now be producing analog chips.

The Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market Study provides secondary equipment sales by vendor type, wafer size, region, and equipment type. For more information on this one-of-a-kind report, call Susan Cadel at 607-368-7600, or email her at

About Semico Research Corporation
Semico Research Corp is a semiconductor marketing and consulting research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts. We have improved the validity of semiconductor product forecasts via technology roadmaps in end-use markets. Semico offers custom consulting, portfolio packages, individual market research studies and premier industry conferences. For more information, visit

About SEMI SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI 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 Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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