Semiconductor equipment sales to fall 9.4% in 2005

The size of the semiconductor equipment market is set to fall by 9.4% to $30.

The size of the semiconductor equipment market is set to fall by 9.4% to $30.7 bln in 2005 after a growth spurt of 52.7% took it to $33.9 bln in 2004, according to The Information Network.

Semiconductor equipment market by region 2003 to 2005
Region 2003 2004 %growth 2005 % growth
Japan $5.55 $7.51 35.3 $6.39 -14.9
Taiwan $2.92 $6.54 124.0 $5.88 -10.1
North America $4.73 $5.24 10.8 $5.14 -1.9
South Korea $3.18 $4.66 46.5 $4.49 -3.6
Rest of World $2.10 $4.03 92.1 $3.76 -6.8
Europe $2.56 $3.07 19.9 $3.16 2.9
China $1.15 $2.83 146.1 $1.88 -33.6
Total $22.19 $33.88 52.7 $30.70 -9.4
Source: The Information Network

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