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Semi gear forecast follows boom-bust pattern.

SAN JOSE - Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will fall this year from 201 Ts record sales, SEMI ( said. The trade group's year-end consensus forecast, released Dec. 7, predicts 4.7% growth in 2011, to $41.8 billion, followed by a drop of 10.8% in 2012, with South Korea the only region expected to see growth (7.5%). In 2013, the market is expected to rebound in all regions, except South Korea.

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Title Annotation:MARKET WATCH
Publication:Printed Circuit Design & Fab
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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