Q3 wafer shipments fall 9.6% q-o-q

Author: EIS Release Date: Nov 16, 2023

Q3 wafer shipments for semiconductor applications fell 9.6% q-o-q to 3,010 million square inches, a 19.5% drop from the 3,741 million square inches recorded in Q3 2022, says  SEMI.
“The decline in global silicon shipments continued as a result of the ongoing broad-based inventory correction cycle,” said Anna-Riikka Vuorikari-Antikainen, Chairman of SEMI Silicon Manufacturing Group, “silicon wafer shipments for the computing, communications, consumer and memory markets saw the most pronounced declines due to a softening in demand and continuing economic uncertainties, while the automotive and industrial sectors were resilient during this period.”
Millions of Square Inches
2Q 2022 3Q 2022 4Q 2022 1Q 2023 2Q 2023 3Q 2023
Total 3,704 3,741 3,589 3,265 3,331 3,010
Source: SEMI (www.semi.org), November 2023
Data cited in this release include polished silicon wafers, including those used as virgin test wafers, as well as epitaxial silicon wafers, and non-polished silicon wafers shipped by the wafer manufacturers to end users.