© Technische Universitat Ilmenau Analysis | February 03, 2021
2020 global silicon revenue remains stable despite COVID-19 disruption
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2020 increased while revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at USD 11,170 million, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Silicon shipments totaled 12,407 million square inches (MSI), compared to 11,810 MSI shipped in 2019, a rebound in volume of 5% year over year, recovering close to the historic high set in 2018. "2020 silicon wafer shipment growth was driven by healthy 300mm demand and a strong second half of 2020 despite disruptions to the semiconductor industry caused by COVID-19," said Neil Weaver, chairman SEMI SMG and vice president, Product Development and Applications Engineering at Shin Etsu Handotai America. Annual Silicon* Industry Trends
*Shipments are for semiconductor applications only and do not include solar applications.
|Area Shipments (MSI)||9,370||9,043||9,031||9,067||10,098||10,434||10,738||11,810||12,732||11,810||12,407|