After a 2019 downturn, 300mm fab equipment spending is expected to peak in 2023, according to the SEMI Industry Research and Statistics group. 300mm fab equipment spending has taken a downturn in 2019 but is expected to seesaw—slowly recovering in 2020, taking off in 2021, lagging in 2022, and ultimately rebounding to an all-time spending peak in 2023.

Korea, Taiwan and China are expected to be the top-spending regions, with Europe/Mideast and Southeast Asia also showing increases between 2019 and 2023.

According to, “…the 300mm Fab Outlook report details fab investments across construction and equipment, as well as fab capacities and technologies investment for DRAM, NAND, foundry, logic, and a host of other products manufactured on 300mm wafers.”

In addition, the number of semiconductor fabs in operation is expected to increase more than 30 percent by 2023.

For more information and to read the full 300mm Fab Outlook report, click here.

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