Q2 2021 silicon wafer shipments grew 12% from the 3,152 million square inches recorded during the same quarter last year.
“Demand for silicon continues to see strong growth driven by multiple end-applications,” says SEMI’s Neil Weaver, “the supply of silicon for both 300mm and 200mm applications is tightening as demand continues to outstrip supply.”
Silicon Area Shipment Trends – Semiconductor Applications Only
Millions of Square Inches
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Source: SEMI (www.semi.org), July 2021