Total wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials were $24.20 billion and $23.67 billion, respectively. Comparable revenues for these segments in 2010 were $23.05 billion for wafer fabrication materials and $21.80 billion for packaging materials. Steady revenue growth in all materials categories contributed to the year-over-year growth of the total semiconductor materials market, though currency effects were a contributing factor to this growth.
For the second year in a row, Taiwan is the largest consumer of semiconductor materials with $10.04 billion in total sales due to its large foundry and advanced packaging base. The materials market in Japan contracted 1 percent, while all other regional materials markets experienced modest growth. The market in South Korea was driven by fab materials, while the market in China was driven by packaging materials in 2011. (The ROW region is defined as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, other areas of Southeast Asia and smaller global markets).
2010-2011 Semiconductor Materials Market by World Region
(Dollars in U.S. billions; Percentage Year-over-Year)
Rest of World
Source: SEMI April 2012
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding. The Rest of World region aggregates Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, other areas of Southeast Asia and smaller global markets.
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