Silicon wafer area shipments up 6% in 2005

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased by 6% in 2005 when compared to 2004 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). Revenues also grew by 8% in 2005 compared to 2004.

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased by 6% in 2005 when compared to 2004 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). Revenues also grew by 8% in 2005 compared to 2004. Silicon wafer area shipments in 2005 totaled 6,645 mln square inches (MSI), up from the 6,262 mln square inches shipped during 2004. Revenues grew to $7.9 bln from $7.3 bln posted in 2004. Q4 2005 silicon area shipments increased 4% from the Q3 2004 and were 23% above Q4 2004 shipments.

Silicon wafer shipments, 2000 - 2005

Worldwide Silicon Data200020012002200320042005
Area Shipments (MSI)5,5513,9404,6815,1496,2626,645
Revenues ($bln)7.55.25.55.87.37.9
Source: SMG

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