Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were up 1% q-o-q at 3,704 million square inches, topping the previous record high set in Q1, says SEMI’s Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).
Second-quarter silicon wafer shipments saw 5% growth from the 3,534 million square inches reported during the same quarter last year.
“Silicon shipments and demand remain robust driven by a strong semiconductor market,” says SMG chair Anna-Riikka Vuorikari-Antikainen, “inflation, as in the case of other wafer fabrication materials, continues to place upward pricing pressures on silicon. Wafer supply, in the face of continuing semiconductor fab expansions, remains constrained.”
Silicon Area Shipment Trends – Semiconductor Applications Only
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Source: SEMI (www.semi.org), July 2022
Data cited include polished silicon wafers such as virgin test and epitaxial silicon wafers, as well as non-polished silicon wafers shipped to end users.