15 Mar '17, 5am

Global semiconductor equipment sales increase 13% in 2016, says SEMI - Digitimes

Global semiconductor equipment sales increase 13% in 2016, says SEMI Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 14 March 2017] Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$41.24 billion in 2016, up 13% from US$36.53 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. Total equipment bookings were 24% higher than in 2015. Spending rates increased for Rest of World (primarily Southeast Asia), China, Taiwan, Europe and South Korea while the new equipment markets in North America and Japan contracted, said SEMI. Taiwan claimed the largest market for new semiconductor equipment for the fifth year in a row with US$12.23 billion in equipment sales, while South Korea remained the second largest market for the second year in a row, SEMI indicated. The market in China increased 32% in 2016, surpassing both Japan and North America to become the third largest market, SEMI n...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20170314PR204.html

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