Silicon Shipments: SEMI Q1 Data Another item related to my "Capacity Observations" post last Thursday hit the wires late in the week: SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2005 – Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased less than 2 percent during the first quarter 2005 when compared to the fourth quarter 2004 areas shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Total silicon wafer area shipments were 1,465 million square inches during the most recent quarter, down from the 1,486 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter. The new quarterly total area shipments are 4 percent below first quarter 2004 shipments. "Coming off of a record year, we expected and experienced a slight drop in unit shipments during the first quarter of 2005" said Makoto Tsukada, chairman SEMI SMG and general manager of Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd. "However, we continue to see strong sequential growth in 300 mm wafer shipments."
Quarterly Silicon Area Shipment Trends Silicon Shipments- Millions of Square Inches
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