New wafer fab construction soars in Q2

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New wafer fab construction soars in Q2

Strategic Marketing Associates (SMA) forecasts 35 new wafer fabs will begin to ramp the industry’s monthly capacity to a new high in 2007 as most of the new fabs that began construction from 2004 will come online in 2007, and they will be joined by 8 of the 11 fabs that just began construction in the second quarter of 2006. SMA indicated that all of the new fabs coming online in 2007 will have the capacity to produce up to 2 million 8″ equivalent wafers, representing about 17% of the industry’s current total capacity.

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