Worldwide semi equipment spending down 32% in 2008, says Gartner

Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending totaled US$30.7 billion in 2008, a 31.7% decline from the previous year, according to final results by Gartner. In major segments, wafer fab equipment dropped 32.8%, while back-end equipment (BEE) slid...

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