WSTS has published the Q4 2018 semiconductor market figures

Release Date: 20. February 2019 - 13:00 UTC

WSTS has published the Q4 2018 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Fall 2018 Forecast using the actual figures of the fourth quarter 2018.

Following 13.7 percent growth in 2018 the Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to be down 3.0 percent in 2019 returning to growth in 2020

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has published the final 2018 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Fall 2018 Forecast using the actual figures of the fourth quarter 2018.

The Worldwide Semiconductor Market was up 13.7% in 2018 to US$468.8 billion, an all-time high. The year 2019 is forecasted to be down 3.0% to US$454.5 billion. Modest growth is expected to return in 2020.

For 2019, Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific are expected to show negative growth after strong growth for the second consecutive year. Memory is expected to drop by 14.2 percent, all other products are forecasted to grow low single digit compared to 2018.

 

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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.

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

Region Name Function Phone
In the Americas Kevin Hawkins Americas Vice Chair +1-214-567-3828
In Europe Rene Kautschitsch Europe Vice Chair +43-3136-500-31223
In Japan Masahiro Takahashi Japan Vice Chair +81-3-3218-3562
In Asia Pacific Gabriel Chou Asia Pacific Vice Chair +886-3-578-6688x75459
For the World Rika Tanaka World Chair +81-3-6773-3795

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