2007 Silicon Wafer Shipments Grew by 8%

According to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG), worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased by 8% in 2007 (compared to 2006 area shipments). Revenues also grew by 21% in 2007 compared to 2006, as a result of 300mm contributing to an overall better product mix. Silicon wafer area shipments in 2007 totaled 8,661 million square inches (MSI), up from the 7,996 million square inches shipped during 2006. Revenues grew to $12.1 billion from $10.0 billion posted in 2006.

Annual Silicon Industry Trends

Worldwide Silicon Data 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Area Shipments (MSI) 4,681 5,149 6,262 6,645 7,996 8,661
Revenues ($B) 5.5 5.8 7.3 7.9 10.0 12.1

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