01 Jul 2021 -

8-inch wafer prices are expected to rise by 5-10% in 2H21

semiconductor manufacturing

The contract price of 8-inch silicon wafers may increase by about 5-10% in the second half of 2021, according to supply chain insiders.

With almost no expansion of production capacity by silicon wafer suppliers, the spot price of 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to rise quarter by quarter in the second half of the year, and the price of long-term contracts is expected to increase by 5-10% in the second half.

Industry insiders pointed out that the 8-inch foundry capacity has been in short supply since the second half of last year. With the continued strong demand for automotive chips and power semiconductors, power management ICs, display driver ICs, and 3D sensing components, and the continued decline in silicon wafer inventory in the market, it is inevitable that 8-inch silicon wafers will be in shortage in the second half of the year.

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