Wafer shipments down 1.4% in Q1 2005

Total wafer shipments (1,465 mln square inches in Q1 2005) are expected to decline to reach a minimum in Q2 2005, according to Advanced Forecasting. Shipments of wafers in Q1 2005 declined 1.4% from Q4 2004 and were 4.2% lower then Q1 2004.