New demands in the pressure sensor market


Amid signs of recovery in the pressure sensor market, attention is being focused on new demands.

On July 14th this year, the SEMI headquarters gave a forecast for sales in semiconductor fabrication devices, such as wafer process treatment devices, testing devices, and assembling and packaging devices.

It predicted that compared to 2008, when there was a decrease over the previous year of 31%, with sales amounting to $29.52bn, 2009 would show a further, major decrease of 52%, with sales amounting to $14.14bn.

Of this, wafer process treatment devices account for 73.7%, being forecasted to drop by 53% over the previous year, and come to $10.42bn.

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