WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Autumn 2009

Release Date: 17. November 2009 - 04:00 UTC

From the Autumn 2009 Forecast Meeting held in Taipei, Taiwan, 03 to 06 November 2009.

WSTS projects return to growth in 2010 for worldwide semiconductor sales

Worldwide Semiconductor Market to Decline -11.5 percent in 2009, Increase +12.2 percent in 2010 and +9.3 percent in 2011

After contracting an estimated -11.5 percent in 2009 to $220.1 billion, the global semiconductor market is expected to post growth of 12.2% to $246.9 billion in 2010 according to the autumn forecast of World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). The semiconductor industry has been materially affected by subdued consumption resulting from the global economic crisis. The organization believes that the industry has bottomed and momentum is now heading in a positive direction.
The new forecast presents a more favourable outlook for 2010 with an increase of $37.9 billion over the spring 2009 forecast. The industry is now expected to top $269.8 billion in 2011, with a 3-year compound annual growth rate of 2.8% from 2008 to 2011.

About WSTS:
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is a non-profit organization of 69 semiconductor companies representing more than 70% of the world semiconductor market. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.


For further information please consult the WSTS Vice Chairman in your region (click on the name to initiate an email):

In the AmericasJae Ho Chang Americas Vice Chairman+1-207-775 8816
In EuropeRene KautschitschEurope Vice Chairman+43-3136-500-5458
In JapanHirotaka KusamaJapan Vice Chairman+81-44-435-5267
In Asia PacificDae Seok KimAsia Pacific Vice Chairman+82 (31) 209-9471
For the WorldRebecca BurrWorld Chairperson+1-408-879-4607


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