Critical Subsystems: Mapping Out Risks Posed by Growing Trade War
The recent anti-globalization political rhetoric veering towards nationalism raises a number of challenges for the semiconductor supply chain. Throughout the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, and now the dispute between South Korea and Japan, most...
Renaissance in the Photomask Market?
The semiconductor industry has been on a roll for the past few years – and the rising tide has lifted segments spanning the supply chain. The photomask market, in particular, has seen exceptionally strong growth of 13 percent and 8 percent in...
2018: Records Shattered Across the Board
Semiconductor Market Trends
Watching (Impatiently) for the Upturn
Manufacturing growth remains slow globally (Chart 1) although conditions vary by country and region (Chart 2).
Don’t Look at These Charts!
Electronic equipment growth definitely slowed in late 2018 (Chart 1). Based on the consolidated revenues of 213 large, global OEMs electronic equipment sales grew only 2.1 percent in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17, down from 4.9 percent in the third quarter and...
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...
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
General Industry Slowing Coupled with Geopolitical Strife
Global Growth by Electronic Sector
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...
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