Feeds

Chip wafer sales way down in Q2

Cheap as chips

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Indications of just how bad the second quarter of the year really was for the world's chip makers continue to surface. This time it's the latest pronouncement from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.

During Q2, SEMI says, shipments of silicon wafers fell 21 per cent, from Q1's 1.25 billion square inches of silicon to 988 million square inches. Q2's shipments also represent a year-on-year decline of 28 per cent.

The trade body reckons this fall will have on chip makers' plans to move to 300mm wafers. Wafer makers will be forced to cut back both production capacity and investment in the equipment needed to make the larger discs. ®

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.