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Wafer Demand will Grow by 7.4% in 2014, Says Semico Research

In 2014, semiconductor units are expected to grow over 5% to reach a new record, and wafer demand growth is a direct result of these numbers.  Every quarter, Semico releases our Quarterly Wafer Demand Forecast & Summary to analyze changes in the market so you can strategize for the next quarter. 

"As expected during the first half of 2014, semiconductor sales were robust," says Joanne Itow, Semico's Managing Director.  "Unit sales in wireless communication continue to be strong as smartphone manufactures prepare to rollout new phone models in the fall."

The Semico unit forecast is one of the main inputs to the wafer demand model.  Other inputs include process technology by product, die sizes, yields and wafer size.  On a regular basis, Semico analyzes semiconductor products by manufacturing technology, die size, yields, and technology roadmaps.  This information is based on data collection over the past 20 years and interviews with hundreds of companies.  Semico performs this data collection for a wide variety of semiconductor device types. 

Some of the key findings include:

  • Wafer demand is expected to grow by 7.4% in 2014
  • Mobile DRAM will see high growth
  • Total wafer demand will grow to over 200 million 200mm wafer equivalents
  • Total memory wafer demand will increase by 4.2% in 2014

Semico's Quarterly Wafer Demand Forecast & Summaryprovides insight into market changes from quarter to quarter including a discussion on DRAM, NAND, MPU, MCU, MOS Logic, Analog, Discretes,  and Optoelectronics. 

Included with the report is an excel spreadsheet providing annual wafer demand by product by technology from 2002 with a five-year forecast.  Technology nodes range from >1000nm to 14nm and include 200mm wafers for DRAM, SRAM, NAND, NOR, Other Non-Volatile, MPU, MCU, DSP, Computing, Communication, Other MOS Logic, Programmable Logic, Standard Cell, GateArray, Analog, Discrete, Optoelectronics, Digital Bipolar.

Semico's Wafer Demand Summary and Assumptions 2Q14 is part of our Manufacturing Portfolio.  Other reports in this portfolio include:

Wafer Demand Summary and Assumptions 1Q14

Semico Fab Database and Update Summary 4th Quarter 2013

450mm Wafer Manufacturing: The Semiconductor Industry at a Crossroads

Analog Manufacturing Enters the 300mm Era

For More information, contact Rick Vogelei.
Phone: (480) 435 - 8564

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