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Forecast Overview: Semiconductor Silicon Wafers, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 11 July 2014

ID: G00263322

Analyst(s): Takashi Ogawa


The dynamism of growth in the semiconductor silicon wafer market, which is based on the periodic shift to large-diameter wafers as seen in the past, has become less effective, and the trend of long-term price declines will continue for the forecast period.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • General Market Trends
  • Dynamism of Market Growth
  • Consolidation of Industry
  • Competitive Structure

Foundational Assumptions

  • Semiconductor Device Process Technologies
  • Semiconductor Fab Capacity
  • Purchasing Momentum
  • Wafer Vendors' Capacity/Capital Spending
  • Test/Monitor Ratio
  • Polysilicon Supply Condition

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • Semiconductor Silicon Wafer Revenue Forecast
    • Wafer Area Demand Forecast
    • Wafer Area Price Matrix
  • Influencing Factors
    • Macroeconomy
    • Semiconductor Device Forecast
    • Semiconductor Device Process Technologies
    • Capital Spending
    • Fab Capacity
    • Semiconductor Inventory
    • Semiconductor Device Manufacturing Demand
    • Fab Utilization Perspectives
    • Test/Monitor Ratio
    • Wafer Demand for Device Manufacturing
    • Wafer Inventory
    • Wafer Vendors' Capacity/Capital Spending
    • Polysilicon Supply Condition
    • Supply-and-Demand Balance
    • Purchasing Momentum
  • Connections
    • Semiconductor Device Forecast > Wafer Demand for Device Manufacturing
    • Semiconductor Manufacturing Demand > Fab Utilization Perspectives > Wafer Demand for Device Manufacturing
    • Capital Spending > Fab Capacity > Wafer Demand for Device Manufacturing
    • Wafer Vendors' Capacity/Capital Spending > Supply-and-Demand Balance > Wafer Area Price Matrix
    • Supply-and-Demand Balance and Wafer Inventory > Purchasing Momentum > Wafer Area Demand Forecast

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