According to SEMI, semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are estimated to increase 200mm fab capacity 20% from 2021 through 2025, adding 13 new 200mm lines as the industry reaches a record high of more than 7 million wafers per month (wpm). Surging demand for automotive and other applications are driving the capacity expansion for power semiconductors and MEMS.

SEMI: Global 200mm chip fab capacity expected to up 20% to record high by 2025-SemiMedia

SEMI pointed out that chipmakers including ASMC, BYD Semiconductor, China Resources Microelectronics, Fuji Electronics, Infineon Technologies, Nexperia and STMicroelectronics have announced new 200mm fabs to meet growing demand.

The SEMI’s report shows fab capacity for automotive and power semiconductors growing at a rate of 58% from 2021 to 2025, followed by MEMS at 21%, foundry at 20% and analog at 14%.

SEMI stated that mainland China will lead the world in 200mm capacity expansions with a 66% increase by 2025, followed by Southeast Asia at 35%, Americas at 11%, Europe and Mideast at 8%, and Korea at 2%.