Wafer shipments at all-time high, SEMI says

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 1,514 million square inches during the most recent quarter, up from the 1,392 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter.

(May 13, 2004) Cleveland, Ohio&#8212Demand for electronic polymer products is on target to expand 13.3 percent per year to $4.5 billion by 2008, according to Electronic Polymers, a recent study from The Freedonia Group Inc., an industrial research firm. Production of these products will require 510 million lbs. of resin valued at $2.2 billion, and growth is expected to be driven by a strong recovery in the semiconductor industry and a shift to new technologies that include more intensive use of polymers.


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