2018 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Jump.

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Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 14 percent from $56.62 billion in 2017 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, SEMI, the industry association representing the worldwide electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reported recently. The data is now available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.

For the second consecutive year, Korea claimed the largest market for new semiconductor equipment with $ 17.71 billion in sales, followed by China, rising to become the second largest equipment market for the first time with sales of $13.1 I billion and displacing Taiwan, which fell to the third position with sales of $ 10.17 billion. Annual spending rates...

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