SAN JOSE, CA — Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2014 when compared to first quarter area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,587 million square inches during the most recent quarter, a 9.5 percent increase from the 2,363 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter. New quarterly total area shipments are 8.2 percent higher than second quarter 2013 shipments.
"For two consecutive quarters, strong silicon shipment growth has been recorded by the Silicon Manufacturers Group,” said Hiroshi Sumiya, chairman of SEMI SMG and general manager of the Corporate Planning Department of Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd. “Silicon wafer shipments reached an all-time high in the second quarter, surpassing the previous peak of 2,489 million square inches shipped in the third quarter of 2010.”
Quarterly Silicon Area Shipment Trends