WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Autumn 2017

Release Date: 28. November 2017 - 06:00 UTC

From the Autumn 2017 Forecast Meeting, held November 14 to 16, 2017


Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$409 billion in 2017 - an increase of 20.6 percent from 2016

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in November 2017.
WSTS expects the world semiconductor market to grow in 2017 and 2018 to US$409 Billion and US$437 Billion respectively. For 2017, this represents growth of 20.6 percent which is by far the largest growth year since 2010. This reflects expected growth in all major categories, with largest growth from Memory at 60.1 percent followed by Sensors with 15.9 percent. In 2017, all geographical regions are expected to grow.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market growth is expected to continue through 2018.

For 2018, all major product categories and regions are forecasted to grow with the overall market up 7.0 percent, with Memory contributing the highest growth followed by Optoelectronics and Sensors.

About WSTS:

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization of semiconductor product companies and is the industry´s only source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Editorial Contacts:

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

Region Name Function Phone
In the Americas Kathy Ta Americas Vice Chair +1-(408) 601-5697
In Europe Elise Lafond Europe Vice Chair +41-22-929-6955
In Japan Akemi Takigawa Japan Vice Chair +81-3-3457-3917
In Asia Pacific Gabriel Chou Asia Pacific Vice Chair (act.) +886-3-578-6688x75459
For the World Gabriel Chou World Chair +886-3-578-6688x75459


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