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Dataquest Alert: Silicon Wafer Market Records Negative Growth for the First Time in Six Years, Down 6%

Published: 26 May 2009

ID: G00168415

Analyst(s): Barbara Van, Takashi Ogawa


In 2008, the worldwide silicon wafer market declined by 5.7% to $11.8 billion, due to the stalling of demand in the second half of the year. In terms of vendor share ranking, Shin-Etsu Handotai remained top, while Sumco closed the gap, and is now only 0.8 percentage share points behind.

Table Of Contents
  • Market Trends in 2008
  • Vendor Share and Ranking in 2008
  • Gartner Perspective

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