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Date: 20-05-15

1q2015 silicon wafer shipment grew 3.4% sequentially, as per SEMI

Semiconductor equipment industry body SEMI reported an estimated global silicon wafer area shipments of 2,637 million square inches in the 1st quarter of 2015, a 3.4% increase from the 2,550 million square inches shipped in 4th quarter of 2014, and a 11.6 percent higher than first quarter 2014 shipments.

"Total silicon shipment volumes for the first quarter of this year surpassed the record high reached in the third quarter of last year,” said Ginji Yada, chairman of SEMI SMG and general manager, International Sales & Marketing Department of SUMCO Corporation. “Silicon shipments for the most recent quarter benefited from the strong market momentum the semiconductor market enjoyed last year.”

Silicon Area Shipment Trends:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Square Inches

 

 

 

Q1 2014

 

Q3 2014

 

Q4 2014

 

Q1 2015

 

Total

 

2,363

 

2,597

 

2,550

 

2,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Source: SEMI

Shipments are for semiconductor applications only and not solar PV applications.

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