Drop from the all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, per SEMI.
Semiconductor equipment manufacturers worldwide logged sales of $59.8 billion in 2019, a 7% drop from the all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, SEMI, the industry association representing the worldwide electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reported.
The data is now available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.
Taiwan claimed the largest market for new semiconductor equipment last year with sales of $17.12 billion after a 68% growth surge, dislodging Korea from the top spot.
China maintained its position as the second-largest equipment market with sales of $13.45 billion, followed by Korea, at $9.97 billion, after receipts fell 44%. While the new equipment markets in Japan, Europe, and Rest of World contracted, North America equipment sales jumped 40% to $8.15 billion in 2019, the region’s third consecutive annual increase.
Global sales of wafer proce
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