Gartner: Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Equipment Spending Flat at $56B in 2007

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending grew 24.9% in 2006, but the market will readjust with revenue declining 0.7 percent in 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to return to strong growth in 2008, as worldwide spending will increase 20.8 percent.

In 2007, a softer macroeconomic sales environment for electronics combined with excess semiconductor inventories and strong 2006 capacity investments will cause a small contraction in equipment demand in 2007, but it will not be a collapse in demand, says Gartner.

Worldwide Semiconductor Capital and Equipment Spending Forecasts 
(Millions of U.S. Dollars)

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Semicon Capital Spending

47,197.1

56,062.2

56,619.4

65,730.7

60,276.1

58,699.7

68,320.2

Growth (%)

-2.7

18.8

1.0

16.1

-8.3

-2.6

16.4

Capital Equipment

33,936.5

42,378.0

42,070.3

50,800.5

44,287.5

45,492.2

52,909.4

Growth (%)

-10.5

24.9

-0.7

20.8

-12.8

2.7

16.3

     Wafer Fab Equip

25,967.1

32,798.6

33,003.8

39,089.4

34,663.5

34,942.8

41,369.7

     Growth (%)

-8.4

26.3

0.6

18.4

-11.3

0.8

18.4

     Packaging/Assembly Equip

4,196.5

4,833.7

4,559.0

5,736.1

4,833.4

5,102.0

5,788.8

     Growth (%)

-12.3

15.2

-5.7

25.8

-15.7

5.6

13.5

     Automated Test Equip

3,772.9

4,745.7

4,507.5

5,975.0

4,790.6

5,447.4

5,750.9

     Growth (%)

-21.2

25.8

-5.0

32.6

-19.8

13.7

5.6

Other Spending

13,260.6

13,684.3

14,549.2

14,930.1

15,988.7

13,207.4

15,410.7

Growth (%)

25.6

3.2

6.3

2.6

7.1

-17.4

16.7

Source: Gartner Dataquest (December 2006)

Additional information is available in the Gartner report ‚ÄúSemiconductor Capital Equipment Catches its Breath in 2007." at  http://www.gartner.com

 

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