This year’s market, worth $36.9 billion, will be split:
Wafer Processing $29.33 billion +1.9% Test $3.36 billion +o.9% Assembly & Test $2.39 billion -5%
Other Front End $1.86 billion -2.1%
This year’s market will be split by region:
Taiwan $9.46 billion -1.8% y-o-y
China $6.41 billion. +30.8% y-o-y
Korea $6.17 billion -17.3% y-o-y
Japan 5.08 billion -7.6% y-oy
USA $4.62 billion -9.8% y-o-y
ROW $3.13 billion +58.9% y-o-y
Europe $2.07 +6.2% y-o-y
Equipment spending had a slow start in the beginning of the year and is expected to accelerate in the second half of the year.
Spending growth will continue into 2017 driven by foundries, memory (both 3D NAND and DRAM), MPU, Power, and investments in China.
“After a tepid 2015, device manufacturers are beginning to ramp their investments in key industry segments,” says SEMI CEO Denny McGuirk,“we expect capital spending to improve for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017.”
Next year Taiwan is forecast to continue as the world’s largest spender while the market in Korea is expected to nudge past the market in China.