16 November 2005

People aren't buying much equipment this year, but they're definitely buying chips. SEMI reports that wafer shipments were up nine percent in the third quarter, and seven percent in the second quarter of this year.

An interesting side effect of the strong wafer demand in the IC industry has been silicon shortages in the photovoltaic industry, leading to increased demand for thin film photovoltaics.

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