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Forecast: Semiconductor Wafer Fab Capacity, Worldwide, 1H19 Update

Published: 11 February 2019

ID: G00383125

Analyst(s): Andrew Norwood , Bob Johnson , Joseph Unsworth , Samuel Wang , Gaurav Gupta

Summary

Worldwide semiconductor wafer fab capacity is expected to grow 4.6% in 2019, followed by a 6.1% increase in 2020. Record investment in new facilities for memory and logic in 2017 and 2018 is fueling the increase. Capacity growth is expected to retreat to 5.0% and 4.2% in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

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