“Global silicon wafer shipment volumes started the year at historic levels,” said Neil Weaver, chairman SEMI SMG and Director, Product Development and Applications Engineering of Shin-Etsu Handotai America.
“As a result, silicon shipments, like device shipments, are positioned to be strong this year.”
Silicon* Area Shipment Trends
|Millions of Square Inches|
|1Q 2017||2Q 2017||3Q 2017||4Q 2017||1Q 2018|
Source: SEMI, May 2018
*Semiconductor applications only