WSTS has published the Q4 2015 semiconductor market figures

Release Date: 25. February 2016 - 06:00 UTC

The Autumn 2015 forecast was re-calculated by replacing the Q4 2015 forecast figures with Q4 2015 actual results.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to be slightly positive in 2016 and grow moderately in 2017

WSTS has published the Q4 2015 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Autumn 2015 Forecast using the actual figures of the fourth quarter 2015.
During 2016 growth is expected to be driven by Sensors, Micros, and Logic. All major product categories and regions are forecasted to grow moderately in 2017, under the prerequisite of a stable economic market environment throughout the forecast period.

The Worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be up 0.3% to US$336 billion in 2016 and up 3.1% to US$347 billion in 2017.

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In EuropeRene KautschitschEurope Vice Chairman+43-3136-500-31223
In JapanKenshiro ChikamoriJapan Vice Chairman+81-75-321-1428
In Asia PacificGabriel ChouAsia Pacific Vice Chairman+886-3-578-6688x75459
For the WorldNihal GodambeWorld Chairman+1-408-601-5476


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