The global electronics supply chain industry group “SEMI” announced on November 2 (US time) in the third quarter of 2020 (July-September) based on the analysis results of the silicon wafer industry by the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). ) Silicon wafer shipment area decreased by 0.5% from the previous quarter and increased by 6.9% from the same period of the previous year to 3,135 million square inches.

Neil Weaver, VP of Product Development and Applications Engineering at Shin-Etsu Handotai America, Chairman of SEMI SMG, said, “Silicon wafer shipments recovered vigorously in the first half of 2020. It was flat in the third quarter, “he said, stating that the semiconductor industry has been relatively strong due to the corona slump.

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    Changes in Shipment Area of ​​Silicon Wafers for Semiconductors (Million Square Inches) (Source: SEMI November 2020)