Semiconductor manufacturing capacity down to 84.8% in Q1 2005

According to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics report in Q1 2005 the manufacturing utilization rate dropped to 84.8% from 86.0% in Q4 2004, to hit the lowest level in two years. Total MOS capacity utilization declined to 85.6% in Q1 2005 from 86.5% in Q4 2004.