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2019 Global silicon shipments dip from 2018 record high

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 declined 7% from the 2018 record high while revenue remained above the USD 11 billion mark despite a global silicon revenue slip of 2% over the same period, reports the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).

Silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 totaled 11,810 million square inches (MSI), while the industry logged shipments of 12,732 million square inches in 2018. Revenues in 2019 totaled USD 11.15 billion, edging down from the USD 11.38 billion posted in 2018. "The 2019 decline in worldwide semiconductor silicon volume shipments resulted from memory market softness and inventory normalization," said Neil Weaver, Vice President of SEMI SMG, and Director, Product Development and Applications Engineering, at Shin-Etsu Handotai America. "Despite the volume dip, silicon revenue remained resilient." Annual Silicon* Industry Trends
200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Area Shipments (MSI)8,1376,7079,3709,0439,0319,06710,09810,43410,73811,81012,73211,810
Revenues ($Billion)11.46.79.79.98.77.57.67.27.28.711.411.2
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