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Markets and Business

A Ride on the Business Cycle

Global Growth Slows in Fourth Quarter

World electronic industry growth moderated (or contracted) in many sectors in late 2018.  Compare Chart 1 (3Q’18 vs.3Q’17) to Chart 2 (4Q’18 vs.4Q’17). The length and color of the bars tell the story. The...

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It’s Chilly!

4Q’18 World Electronic Supply Chain – Slowing Electronic Equipment Growth

Custer Consulting Group has its first estimate of global electronic equipment growth in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17. Chart 1 compares the combined sales of a 213-company OEM composite...

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Despite Uncertainty, Long-Term Semiconductor Market Outlook Remains Bright

This year, SEMI ISS covered it all – from a high-level semiconductor market and global geopolitical overview down to the neuro morphic and quantum level. Here are key takeaways from the Day 1 keynote and Economic Trends and Market Perspectives...

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Dark Clouds Appear in Sunny Skies

SEMI Fab report reveals deepening slowdown for leading-edge investments, but the outlook remains still sunny for mature technologies

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Decelerating Growth Now but 2018 was a Decent Year

World Electronic Supply Chain Third Quarter Growth

Chart 1 is our preliminary estimate of US$ denominated growth by sector of the global electronic supply chain in 3Q’18 vs 3Q’17. For most sectors, consolidated financial reports of companies...

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New Fabs Invest Over $220 Billion

Global fab equipment spending will increase 14 percent this year to US$62.8 billion and is expected to rise 7.5 percent, to US$67.5 billion, in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year of spending growth and the highest investment year for fab...

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China’s Semiconductor Fab Capacity to Reach 20 Percent Worldwide Share in 2020, Region’s Equipment Market Expected to Rise to Top

The China IC Ecosystem Report, a comprehensive report for the IC manufacturing supply chain, reveals that front-end fab capacity in China will grow to account for 16 percent of the world's semiconductor fab capacity this year, a share that will...

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200mm Fabs Add 600,000 Wafers Per Month – Is There an End in Sight?

Tracking toward even stronger growth than forecast last year, 200mm fabs worldwide are gearing up to add more than 600,000 wafers per month from 2017 through 2022, an 11 percent growth rate that will lead to a new high of 6 million wafers per...

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SEMI Market Symposium: Moore’s Law in the Age of Smart Markets

Powerful winds of change are re-shaping the semiconductor industry as it flexes and re-positions to power a new wave of growth on the back of emerging applications. Today, the industry is thriving, with growth expected to continue through 2019...

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Record Equipment Spending Streak Continues in 2018 and 2019

Christian G. Dieseldorff, Industry Research & Statistics Group, SEMI (June 12, 2018)

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