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Edition 38: 300mm Activity Report - May to October 2008

09 February 2009 | By Síle Mc Mahon | White Papers > Edition 38

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ABSTRACT

Worsening global economic conditions in the second half of 2008 has started to seriously impact the semiconductor industry. Weakening demand in all major device sectors is causing fab utilization to fall, while more 300mm fab expansions and new fab construction has been put on hold. The six-month review covered in this report highlights the rapidly changing dynamics with regard to fabs on hold and expected tool install schedules, and provides a review of the foundry sector.

 

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