WSTS has published the spring 2016 semiconductor market forecast

Release Date: 07. June 2016 - 06:00 UTC

From the Spring 2016 Forecast Meeting, held May 24 to 26, 2016.


Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$327 billion in 2016, down slightly from 2015.

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in May 2016.
WSTS expects the world semiconductor market to be down 2.4% in 2016 at US$327 billion with growth returning in 2017 and 2018. For 2016, growth in Optoelectronics (1.8%), Sensors (7.6%), and Analog ICs (1.0%) is expected to be offset by declines in 
Memory (-10.2%) and Logic (-2.5%). By geography, for 2016, declines are expected across all regions with the largest decline in Americas.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to grow slightly in 2017 and 2018.

For 2017 and 2018, all major product categories and all regions are forecasted to grow reaching US$341 billion in 2018. As a result, the worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be up ~2% year-on-year in both 2017 and 2018.
By region, a positive growth rate is projected for all regions in 2017 and 2018. The Americas and Asia Pacific regions are expected to show the highest growth rate  accountng for approximately 80% of the market.

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World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization of semiconductor product companies, is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Editorial Contacts:

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

In the AmericasKatherine BlyeAmericas Vice Chaiperson+1-603-626-2306
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 WorldKevin HawkinsWorld Chairman+1-214-567-3828


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