By: Chung Jung-feng and Frances Huang
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Taiwan’s spending in fab equipment for the semiconductor sector is
expected to grow more than 24 percent from a year earlier in 2019, according to a research report released by global industrial association SEMI Tuesday.
In the report, SEMI said Taiwan’s fab equipment spending is expected to hit US$11.44 billion in 2019, up 24.2 percent from 2018.
The growth expected for Taiwan bucks a year-on-year 7.8 percent decline expected for global fab equipment investment for next year, SEMI said.
Despite the decline in overall global fab investment, equipment spending for pure foundry operators is expected to grow 10 percent to US$13 billion worldwide in 2019.