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Markets and Business

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...

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Watching (Impatiently) for the Upturn

Business Conditions

Manufacturing growth remains slow globally (Chart 1) although conditions vary by country and region (Chart 2). 

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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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Industry Growth – Still Positive but Varies by Region

Global Economy

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2017 Global Semiconductor Materials Sales Reach $46.9 Billion

The global semiconductor materials market increased 9.6 percent while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 21.6 percent from the prior year in 2017. Total wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials totaled $27.8 billion and $19.1*...

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2017: Equipment and Devices Revenues Shatter Records but Results for Materials Mixed

Semiconductor Market Trends

Semiconductor markets in 2017 far outstripped the average revenue forecast of 5 percent growth at the start of the year, logging a robust 22 percent increase for a second consecutive year of record revenues, according...

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