This year is expected to increase the prices of silicon wafers
Silicon wafers for semiconductor production this year will rise in price. Sure Executive Director of GlobalWafers supplying these plates.
Last year, the price of plates has reached an 11-year low, dropping to 0.67 dollars per square inch. The price increase will be due to the increase in demand, mainly from Chinese manufacturers of semiconductor products.
According to the head of GlobalWafers, the gap between supply and demand this year will be 3-5%, and next year it will increase to 7-8%.
By the way, from the beginning of the year prices for silicon wafers have already increased slightly.