Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Semiconductor Devices and Applications

Published: 05 April 2013

ID: G00228182

Analyst(s): Roger Sheng , Mark Hung, Michele Reitz, Gerald Van Hoy, Joseph Unsworth , Andrew Norwood , Brady Wang, Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Bryan Lewis, Jon Erensen , Paul O'Donovan, Sergis Mushell, Masatsune Yamaji , Hiroyuki Shimizu, Adib Carl Ghubril, Peter Middleton , Masao Kuniba, Steve Ohr


This document outlines our research methodology for compiling statistics on the worldwide semiconductor market and our approach to market share and forecast analysis. We also define terms used in our research covering semiconductor devices and applications.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know



  • Market Share Methodology
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Forecast Methodology


  • Electronic Equipment Unit Production
  • Semiconductor Device Unit Content
  • Semiconductor Device Average Selling Prices

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Semiconductor Device Definitions
    • General-Purpose
    • Application-Specific Devices
  • Photovoltaic Solar Cell Definitions
    • Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
    • Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Other Solar Cells
  • Semiconductor Application Definitions
    • Data Processing Electronics
    • Data Storage Electronics
  • Customer Value Research Definition
    • Electronic Equipment Manufacturer
    • Total Available Market Definitions
    • Customer Tier

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