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© TSMC Analysis | July 29, 2022

Worldwide silicon wafer shipments set new record in Q2 2022

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in the second quarter of 2022 surpassed the previous record high set in the first quarter of the year, edging up 1% quarter-over-quarter to 3,704 million square inches, according to SEMI.

Second-quarter silicon wafer shipments saw 5% growth from the 3,534 million square inches reported during the same quarter last year.

“Silicon shipments and demand remain robust driven by a strong semiconductor market,” said Anna-Riikka Vuorikari-Antikainen, Chairman of SEMI SMG and Chief Commercial Officer at Okmetic, in a press release. “Inflation, as in the case of other wafer fabrication materials, continues to place upward pricing pressures on silicon. Wafer supply, in the face of continuing semiconductor fab expansions, remains constrained.”

 1Q 20212Q 20213Q 20214Q 20211Q 20222Q 2022
Total3,3373,5343,6493,6453,6793,704
Silicon area shipment trends (millions of square inches)
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