SEMI: 200mm semiconductor fab capability set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance


Semiconductor producers worldwide are on observe to spice up 200mm fab capability by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the beginning of 2020 to the tip of 2024 to hit a report excessive of 6.9 million wafers per thirty days, in accordance to SEMI’s 200mm Fab Outlook Report. After climbing to $5.3 billion final 12 months, 200mm fab tools spending is anticipated to be $4.9 billion in 2022 as 200mm fab utilization stays at excessive ranges and the worldwide semiconductor business works to beat the chip scarcity.


200mm put in semiconductor capability and fab depend, 2013 to 2024. Fab depend is web of wafer-size conversions. Supply: SEMI

Wafer producers will add 25 new 200mm strains over the five-year interval to assist meet rising demand for functions resembling 5G, automotive and Web of Issues (IoT) gadgets that depend on gadgets like analog, energy administration and show driver built-in circuits (ICs), MOSFETs, microcontroller models (MCUs) and sensors.

—Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO

The SEMI 200mm Fab Outlook Report, protecting the 12 years from 2013 to 2024, additionally reveals that foundries will account for greater than 50% of fab capability worldwide this 12 months, adopted by analog at 19% and discrete/energy at 12%. Regionally, China will lead the world in 200mm capability with 21% share in 2022, adopted by Japan with 16% and Taiwan and Europe/Mideast at 15% every.

Tools investments are projected to stay above $3 billion in 2023, with the foundry sector accounting for 54%, adopted by discrete/energy at 20% and analog at 19%.

The SEMI 200mm Fab Outlook Report lists greater than 330 fabs and contours and contains 64 modifications throughout 47 fabs since its most up-to-date replace in September 2021.

SEMI connects greater than 2,500 member corporations and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the know-how and enterprise of electronics design and manufacturing.


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