Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15
SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.
Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2.637 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2015, compared with the 2.55 billion square inches shipped during the previous quarter and 2.363 billion square inches a year earlier, SEMI said.
“Total silicon shipment volumes for the first quarter of this year surpassed the record high reached in the third quarter of last year,” said Ginji Yada, chairman of SEMI SMG and GM of Sumco’s international sales & marketing department. “Silicon shipments for the most recent quarter benefited from the strong market momentum the semiconductor market enjoyed last year.”