WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Autumn 2013

Release Date: 03. December 2013 - 06:00 UTC

From the Autumn 2013 Forecast Meeting held in Taipei, Taiwan, 19 to 21 November 2013


Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$304 billion in 2013, up 4.4% from 2012.

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its updated semiconductor market forecast that the world semiconductor market in 2013 will be US$304 billion, up 4.4% from 2012. The market is expected to recover throughout 2013, driven mainly by double digit growth of Memory product category. By region, all regions except Japan will grow from 2012. Japan market is forecasted to decline from 2012 in US dollar basis due to steep Japanese Yen depreciation compared to 2012.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market is predicted to grow further in both 2014 and 2015.

Worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be up 4.1% to US$317 billion in 2014 surpassing historical high of US$300 billion registered in 2011. For 2015, the market is forecasted to be US$328 billion, up 3.4%. All product categories and regions are forecasted to grow positively in each year, with the assumption of macro economy recovery throughout the forecast period. By end market, wireless and automotive are expected to grow faster than total market, while consumer and computer are assumed to remain stagnant.

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For further information please consult the WSTS Vice Chairperson in your region. 

In the AmericasShelly Van DykeAmericas Vice Chairperson+1-512-8954986
In EuropeElise LafondEurope Vice Chairperson+41-22-929-6955
In JapanOsamu NagashimaJapan Vice Chairman+81-42-775-7340
In Asia PacificChan-Woo KimAsia Pacific Vice Chairman+82-10-7238-6651
For the WorldHirotaka KusamaWorld Chairman+81-3-5201-5090


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