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Forecast: Semiconductor Wafer Fab Capacity and Silicon Demand, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

Published: 07 October 2015

ID: G00272073

Analyst(s): Bob Johnson , David Christensen, Maria Valenzuela, Samuel Wang , Masatsune Yamaji , Takashi Ogawa


In 2015, overall capacity increased slightly to over 2.5%, led by 300-millimeter capacity growth of just above 4% year over year. In 2016, overall and 300 mm capacity will continue modest year-over-year growth in the low single digits as manufacturers remain prepared for the next surge in demand.

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