Paul van Gerven
11 December 2019

After a lackluster year, with sales dropping 10.5 percent, better times are ahead for the semiconductor equipment industry, predicts Semi. The trade organization forecasts a 5.5 percent uptick in 2020, followed by another 9.8 percent increase in 2021 as chip manufacturers invest heavily in sub-10nm equipment. Chinese investments and the memory sector contribute to the recovery as well. The expected market size of 66.8 billion dollars in 2021 would be an all-time high.

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Credit: TSMC