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Market Trends: Semiconductor Inventory Cycles Into a Seasonal Overbuild

Published: 19 December 2014

ID: G00268966

Analyst(s): Gerald Van Hoy, Peter Middleton


After a quick drop into normal ranges, overall semiconductor supply chain days of inventory is back on the rise for the seasonal fourth-quarter inventory bubble that semiconductor production managers have seen since 2012.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Online Shopping, Manufacturer and Retail Price Incentives, and What These Mean to the Seasonal Inventory Bubble

Contrarian View

  • Price Incentives Mean More Holiday Electronics Sales

Vendors to Watch

  • TSMC
  • Intel
  • Best Buy, Amazon and Retail Sales Sector

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