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Forecast Analysis: Semiconductor Wafer Fab Equipment, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Published: 07 January 2014

ID: G00246081

Analyst(s): Dean Freeman, Bob Johnson , Klaus Rinnen


The outlook for the semiconductor wafer fab equipment markets has improved but remains soft in the near term due to macroeconomic weakness. Wafer fab equipment is expected to achieve a 5.2% compound annual growth rate over the forecast period, as normal growth patterns return in 2014.

Table Of Contents


  • Forecast Overview
  • Changes From the 3Q13 Forecast Update
  • Forecast Scenarios
    • Alternative 1
    • Alternative 2


  • General
    • Macroeconomy
    • Semiconductor Device Forecast
    • Semiconductor Inventory
  • Semiconductor WFE Revenue Forecast
    • Capital Spending Forecast
    • Type of Devices
    • Type of Fabs: Foundry
  • WFE Revenue Forecast
    • Manufacturing Capacity Utilization
    • Technology Road Map

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Capital Spending Forecast
    • WFE Forecast
  • Influencing Factors
    • Macroeconomy
    • Semiconductor Device Forecast
    • Semiconductor Device Demand
    • Silicon Wafer Demand
    • Unit Demand
    • Manufacturing Capacity Utilization
    • Technology Road Map
    • Type of Devices
    • Equipment Footprint
    • Number of Semiconductor Fabs
    • Type of Fabs — IDM, Foundry, Memory, Logic
    • Environmental Considerations
  • Connections
    • Device Demand > Capacity Utilization > Number of Fabs > Capital Spending > Forecast
    • Number of Fabs > Type of Fabs > Forecasts
    • Technology Road Map > Device Type > Equipment Footprint
    • Semiconductor Device Demand > Silicon Wafer Demand > Unit Demand > Capacity Utilization

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