Highlights of the Nov '09 Semiconductor Fab Databases

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Highlights of the November ‘09 Edition of the Fab Databases

The November ’09 edition of the World Fab Forecast, FabFutures, World Fab Watch, and the 300mm Fab Databases has been published and available to our subscribers.

Here are a few highlights from our World Fab Forecast and World Fab Watch:


  • Of the 1086 facilities (R&D, pilots and volume fabs) listed, 983 facilities are "in operation" while about 60 facilities are planned fabs (with various probabilities).
  • Since our last publication (August ’09 edition):
    - We’ve made 280 changes on 223 facilities.
    - We’ve added 26 facilities: includes new fabs and existing fabs.

  • Fab Construction spending in 2010 is expected to increase by about 70% to $2.7B (August report was $2.8B), with about 23 construction projects (same as in last report).
  • Equipment spending will increase of about 65% to $23B in 2010 (August report had about 63% growth and the mid-term report June 30 had 60%).
  • Installed capacity will decline by about 4% in 2009 mainly due to closed fabs. 2010 installed capacity is expected to increase by about 4.4% reaching levels similar to late 2008.
  • In 2010, about 15 facilities are expected to begin operation (of which 12 are volume fabs): Most of them for discrete (such as LED), four Foundries, and one Memory fab.
  • About 19 Facilities closed in 2008. About another 31 facilities are expected to have closed by the end of 2009 and about 18 facilities are expected to close in 2010.

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