SEMI Mid-Year Consensus Forecast 2007

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Semi recently released their Mid-Year Consensus Forecast. The SEMI Mid-Year Consensus Forecast is based on interviews conducted between late May and June 2007 with companies representing a majority of the total sales volume for the global semiconductor equipment industry. The leading manufacturers of semiconductor equipment expect 2007 to be the second largest year ever for sales.

The following survey results are given in terms of market size in billions of U.S. dollars and percentage growth over the prior year:

Forecast by Equipment Segment
Equipment Type 2006 Actual $B 2007 $B % Chng 2008 $B % Chng 2009 $B % Chng 2010 $B % Chng
Wafer Processing $28.74 $29.75 3.5% $31.18 4.8% $32.97 5.8% $35.21 6.8%
Assembly & Packaging 2.46 2.46 0.0% 2.70 9.8% 2.76 1.9% 2.92 5.9%
Test 6.42 5.92 (7.8%) 6.88 16.2% 6.87 (0.1%) 7.28 6.0%
Other 2.85 2.78 (2.6%) 2.83 1.7% 2.92 3.2% 3.10 6.3%
Total Equipment* $40.47 $40.91 1.1% $43.58 6.5% $45.51 4.4% $48.51 6.6%

Forecast by Region
Market Region 2006 Actual $B 2007 $B % Chng 2008 $B % Chng 2009 $B % Chng 2010 $B % Chng
North America $7.32 $6.68 (8.8%) $6.99 4.7% $7.05 0.8% $7.31 3.7%
Japan 9.21 9.23 0.2% 9.65 4.5% 9.89 2.5% 10.55 6.6%
Taiwan 7.31 8.80 20.4% 9.54 8.5% 9.89 3.6% 10.70 8.3%
Europe 3.59 3.28 (8.7%) 3.52 7.2% 3.52 0.0% 3.69 4.9%
South Korea 7.01 7.07 0.8% 7.57 7.1% 7.76 2.5% 8.17 5.3%
China 2.31 2.65 14.5% 2.56 (3.4%) 3.48 35.9% 3.95 13.4%
Rest of World 3.71 3.20 (13.8%) 3.75 17.3% 3.92 4.5% 4.14 5.5%
Total Equipment* $40.47 $40.91 1.1% $43.58 6.5% $45.51 4.4% $48.51 6.6%

* Totals and percentages may differ due to rounding of numbers

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