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Business & Markets

An Imminent Recovery … or a Deep Recession

Global Manufacturing Activity

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Global Fab Equipment Spending Poised to Set Record in 2021

Expect slow recovery in 2020 to pave the way to a record next year

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Fab Equipment Spending Crawls Out of Slump in Second Half 2019 – But Roller Coast to Continue in 2020

Global fab equipment spending is slowly crawling out of its slump in the second half of 2019 with a pickup in investments in memory – particularly 3D NAND – leading-edge logic and foundries. Compared to the first half of 2019, the second half...

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Muted Seasonal Recovery

The global electronics industry normally experiences a seasonal upturn from mid-summer through the December holidays. However, this autumn’s upturn is less robust.

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2018: Records Shattered Across the Board

Semiconductor Market Trends

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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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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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Industry Growth – Still Positive but Varies by Region

Global Economy

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