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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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China Wafer Production Capacity Growth Fastest in World

Region’s Fab Capacity Expansion Picks up Pace

Unwavering in its drive to build a strong, self-sufficient semiconductor supply chain, China plans more new fab projects than any other region in the world from 2017 to 2020, and its expansion of fab...

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Industry Growth and Geographic Shifts

Electronic Equipment

Global electronic equipment production is in its traditional “fall busy season” as the consumer driven end markets ramp up for the holiday season (Chart 1). Both normal seasonality and organic growth are driving this year’s...

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SEMI FabView Update: More Investments in Semiconductor Fabs

SEMI FabView update for calendar year Q3 2018

Global fab construction investment shows continuing strength, with 19 new fab projects expected to begin construction in 2019 and 2020, based on the latest data published in SEMI’s World Fab Forecast.

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Global Semiconductor Revenue Forecast Revised Upward to 15 Percent from 7.5 Percent for 2018, SEMI Reports

SEMI Releases latest update to World Fab Forecast with adjusted semiconductor revenue consensus for second-half 2018 and 2019

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Industry Growth – Still Positive but Varies by Region

Global Economy

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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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Industry’s Only Worldwide OSAT Manufacturing Sites Database Now Tracks 320 Facilities, Adds Top 20 OSAT Companies by Revenue

SEMI and TechSearch International Database Also Revises Facility Technology Capabilities and Offerings

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