Industry Trend — March 3, 2000 — Eight-inch Silicon Wafer Manufacturers Warn of Shortage.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE—The industry may experience a shortage of raw 8-inch silicon wafers, the end result of which will slow the evolution to 300-mm production, according to 8-inch wafer producers. Eight-inch wafer manufacturers told attendees of SEMI's European Industry Strategy Symposium that the current low-prices of their products will slow their ability to invest in production increases to match the semiconductor manufacturing industry's efforts.

By Lisa Nadile


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