2014 will be a ‘more than stunning’ growth year for equipment sales, says SEMI.

Heinz Kundert president SEMI Europe

Heinz Kundert, president, SEMI Europe

The semiconductor manufacturing equipment market will experience ‘more than stunning’ growth this year, says Heinz Kundert, European boss of SEMI.

Worldwide, the industry should see 2014 sales worth $40 billion. European fabs will spend $3 billion in 2014 compared to $2 billion in 2013.

“Technological advancements such as EUV, 450mm transition, and 3D-TSV will continue, supported by an aggressive growth strategy (Key Enabling Technology and 10/100/20 initiative) of the European Commission,” says Kundert.

He adds: “2014 will also mark the first wave of EU funding opportunities for electronics, under the EU 10/100/20 strategy. SEMI Europe will be providing regular information and organising support activities to help SEMI members access funding.”

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