Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Semiconductor Devices and Applications

Published: 26 August 2014

ID: G00266232

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


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
  • Customer Value Research Definition
    • Electronic Equipment Manufacturer
    • Total Available Market Definitions
    • Customer Tier

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