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Foundry wafer demand will grow 10% in 2005

Foundry wafer demand is expected to grow only 10% in 2005, compared to 31% in 2004, according to Semico. The research company expects to see increased activity in some non-traditional foundry markets, such as memories and microprocessors.

Foundry wafer demand is expected to grow only 10% in 2005, compared to 31% in 2004, according to Semico. The research company expects to see increased activity in some non-traditional foundry markets, such as memories and microprocessors. That will push foundry wafer demand up 23% in 2006.