Semiconductor Industry Sees Balanced Growth

After moving through computer and communications-driven phases, the global semiconductor industry has been experiencing relatively balanced growth over the past few years, a condition that is expected to continue, reports In-Stat. This does not mean that all segments will experience the same growth every year, the high-tech market research firm says. But all segments will track the overall industry growth closely enough that none will come to be seen as the industry driver or anchor.

“The computer segment is expected to remain the largest segment by a wide margin, despite the expectation of slightly below average growth,” says Jim McGregor, In-Stat analyst. “This segment has long had to contend with the cycles of DRAM ASP, and is now faced with price competition in the PC MPU area as well.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • The computer segment will account for 42% of the worldwide semiconductor market through 2011.
  • Higher-than-average growth is expected in the automotive and consumer markets, reaching 8.7% and 18.4% of total semiconductor revenue by 2011, respectively.
  • The communications segment is expected to grow at above-average rates and maintain its second place ranking.

The research, “Semiconductor End-Use Forecast – All Markets Are Go” (#IN0703875SI), covers the worldwide semiconductor market. It analyzes the underlying demand for semiconductors and how the demand matches with projections for semiconductor capacity, as well as other underlying factors that will affect semiconductor demand and pricing. The report provides worldwide semiconductor unit, ASP, and revenue forecasts; semiconductor revenue forecasts by region; worldwide and regional semiconductor revenue forecasts by end-use market segments; regional semiconductor revenue forecasts by product category; and semiconductor product category forecasts by end-use market segments.

The price is $3,495 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat’s PC Technology service. This service utilizes consumer and industry research to analyze the market and technology changes that affect current and future PC architectures. This service’s coverage includes in-depth analysis of core-logic, graphics, internal interfaces, external wireless interfaces, new PC features and form factors, and changing usage models. Through the use of short briefs, this service also provides quick analysis on key events and changes in market conditions.

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