Flying into the Second Half

    The Chip Insider®

    Semiconductor Equipment Weather Report: June 22, 2021

    Andrea Lati
    Flying into the second half
    • Order activity for semiconductor equipment hovered at a sizzling 107 degrees with nearly all segments staying flat from the previous week
    • As lead times increase, equipment manufacturers remain very bullish about the remainder of the year and 2022
    • This strong sentiment is being fueled by a robust chip market coupled with aggressive spending plans
    • There were a few changes made to the forecasts in June
      • The IC sales forecast was bumped to 21% from 20% due to stronger DRAM and Logic sales
      • IC units were also upgraded from 17% to 18%
      • Meanwhile, Equipment forecast for 2021 remained at 31% and Electronics at 10%
    • VLSI's Chip Price Performance edged higher
      • DRAM rose
      • NAND flat
      • MPUs rose
    • Planned capacity additions are rising
    Flying into the second half

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