Global silicon wafer shipments up 5% in 2020, sales at US$11.17b

TheStar Wed, Feb 03, 2021 11:05am - 3 years View Original


Silicon wafers are the fundamental building material for semiconductors, which, in turn, are vital components of virtually all electronics goods.

KUALA LUMPUR: Global silicon wafer area shipments increased by 5% to 12,407 million square inches (MSI) last year, driven by a strong second half, according to the US-based Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Industry.

The SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group reported on Tuesday despite the rebound in the shipments from 11,810 MSI shipped in 2019, recovering close to the historic high set in 2018.

However, revenue for last year remained flat at US$11.17bil when compared with 2019.

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