SEMI has reported the worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2013 when compared to first quarter 2013 area shipments.
SEMI said the total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,390 million square inches during the most recent quarter, a 12.3 percent increase from the 2,128 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter. New quarterly total area shipments are 2.3 percent lower than second quarter 2012 shipments, finds SEMI.
"Total quarterly silicon shipment volumes accelerated in the most recent quarter in contrast to the first quarter” said Byungseop (Brad) Hong, chairman of SEMI SMG and director of Global Marketing at LG Siltron. “As such, silicon shipment volumes for the first half of this year are trending at a slightly higher level than the first half of 2012.”
Quarterly Silicon Area Shipment Trends:
*Shipments are for semiconductor applications only and do not include solar applications