By: Central News Agency
Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Taiwan remained the largest market for new semiconductor equipment for the fourth year in a row last year, spending US$9.64 billion in chip equipment, according to a report released Thursday by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade association.
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$36.53 billion in 2015, representing a year-on-year decrease of 3 percent, the SEMI report shows.
Spending rates increased for Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China, while the new equipment markets in North America and Europe contracted. [FULL STORY]