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.”