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Market Insight: Fresh Outlook for Supply and Demand of 300 mm Wafers

Published: 26 February 2015

ID: G00271697

Analyst(s): Takashi Ogawa


Our latest analysis of the 300 mm semiconductor silicon wafer supply-and-demand situation suggests a seasonal supply tightness in 2015, although it will not lead to a significant shortage. Nevertheless, after 2017, the market will require new capacity investments by wafer vendors.

Table Of Contents


Background and Context

  • Demand Growth Rate Peaked, and Demand Volatility Increased
  • Insufficient Recovery of Wafer Vendors' Profitability

The Impact

  • Short-Term Market Impacts
  • Medium- and Long-Term Market Impacts


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