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Silicon Wafer Shipments Improve in First Quarter
2:39 PM MDT | May 8, 2012 | Lindsay Frost
Total worldwide silicon wafer shipments has increased 1% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the semiconductor industry trade group SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). Shipments were 2,033 million square inches; however, the new quarterly total area shipments are 11% less than last year’s first quarter. “The first quarter of the year tends to be a time for seasonal softness for silicon shipment volume, though quarterly shipments did improve some compared to the fourth quarter,” says Dr...
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