NEWS RLEASE                                                                                                                   JUNE 2014

Semiconductor Cleanroom Growth In Double Digits

The semiconductor industry is on a growth spurt and that is reflected in revenues for new rooms and in the amount of additional space. This year the semiconductor cleanroom space will increase by 1.62 million ft2 and require investments in cleanroom hardware totaling $634 million. This is the latest forecast in World Cleanroom Markets published by the McIlvaine Company.

Semiconductor   Industry - 2014

 Employees    (Thousands)


 Room   Revenues ($ Millions)


 Space   Additions (Millions ft2)


 Space   in Use ( Millions ft2)


By the end of 2014, there will be over 210,000 semiconductor employees working in the clean space. Much of the growth is coming from Asia. This represents about 10 percent of the two million employees working in all cleanrooms including flat panel, pharmaceutical and other industries.

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported the worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever first quarter sales. Total semiconductor revenue in 2013 reached $318.1 billion, up from $303 billion in 2012.

China, Taiwan and Korea are enjoying strong sales. Meanwhile, Japan continues to be mired in a slump, with chip revenue for the area declining a steep 17.9 percent.

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to total $37.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 12.2 percent from 2013 spending of $33.5 billion, according to industry analysts.

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