Taiwan remains world’s No. 1 chip equipment spender: SEMI

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-24
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]

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