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WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Spring 2010

Release Date: 8. June 2010 - 06:00 UTC

From the Spring 2010 Forecast Meeting held in Fukuoka, Japan, 25 to 28 May 2010.

WSTS PROJECTS SEMICONDUCTOR MARKET TO GROW BY 28.6 PERCENT IN 2010

Worldwide Semiconductor Market to increase +28.6 percent in 2010, +5.6 percent in 2011 and +4.2 percent in 2012

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) forecasts the semiconductor market to grow by 28.6 percent to $291 billion in 2010. In 2009, the semiconductor industry was affected by the global economic crisis, with contracting results at an -9.0 percent growth, totalling $226.3 billion. In 2010, the industry is recovering with revived enterprise and consumer spending.

The new forecast presents a materially more optimistic outlook for the year 2010, with an increase of $44 billion over the fall forecast. The industry is now expected to top $320.2 billion in 2012, with a 3-year compound annual growth rate of 12.3% from 2009 to 2012.

About WSTS:
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is a non-profit organization of 63 semiconductor companies representing more than 70% of the world semiconductor market. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

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