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Slow but Positive 2016 Followed by Double Digits in 2017


3D NAND, 10nm, and DRAM are Driving Forces

SAN JOSE, Calif. ─ March 10, 2016 ─ Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 3.7 percent in 2016 (to US$ 37.2 billion) and another 13 percent in 2017 (to $42.1 billion) according to most recent edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast.  Fab equipment spending for 2015 ended almost flat ($35.9 billion), with a slight decrease of -0.4 percent year-over-year.