June 14, 2007 RELEASE
Detailed Forecast for Wafer Capacity Available in Completely New Study
Scottsdale, Arizona — June 14, 2007 — Today, IC Insights released a completely new report that provides a detailed analysis and forecast of the IC industry’s wafer capacity. Three years in the making, the new Global Wafer Capacity Analysis and Forecast (2006-2011) study was developed directly in response from high customer demand for dissections of the industry’s capacity by geographic region, by feature size, by wafer size, and by product type. This exceptional report thoroughly examines the industry’s current capacity condition and goes on to project changes in capacity levels through the year 2011.
Wafer capacity should be closely watched as a way to gauge the direction IC prices are headed and to get a feel for the overall health of the IC industry. The IC industry’s ability (or inability) to install and utilize the right amount of fab capacity to meet demand heavily influences IC average selling prices and market strength. The Global Wafer Capacity Analysis and Forecast is an ideal tool for examining the industry’s supply versus demand conditions. IC Insights believes this study will greatly assist companies in the IC industry—material and equipment suppliers in particular—in creating their long-term strategic marketing plans.
The data for this study were compiled, summarized, and extended into the future using both bottom-up and top-down research methodologies. Surveys of hundreds of fabs from around the world formed the basis for analyzing the industry’s current capacity status. Future projections were based on both survey results and IC Insights’ overall economic forecast for the IC industry. The capacity analysis and forecast features more than 45 informative charts and tables. In addition, a 24-page addendum is provided showing detailed specifications, such as wafer size, capacity, and minimum process geometry, for all the fabs considered for the study.
The Global Wafer Capacity Analysis and Forecast (2006-2011) comes with both a full-color three-ring binder for easy off-the shelf reference and an electronic copy on CD-ROM that includes image files of the charts and tables. The report is available for purchase at $3,985 for individual users and $6,790 for multi-user corporate situations. Current clients are entitled to a $500 discount (current clients are those who have purchased any IC Insights 2007 edition or newer report and/or possess an active password for online services). For more information, visit www.icinsights.com/prodsrvs/specialstudies/globalcapacity/globalcapacity.html.
About IC Insights
IC Insights, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective market research for the semiconductor industry. Founded in 1997, IC Insights offers coverage of global economic trends, semiconductor market forecasts, capital spending and fab capacity trends, product market details, and technology trends, as well as complete IC company profiles and evaluations of end-use applications driving demand for ICs.