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Forecast: Semiconductor Capital Spending, Worldwide, 4Q15 Update

Published: 17 December 2015

ID: G00271991

Analyst(s): Bob Johnson , Maria Valenzuela, Klaus Rinnen, Barbara Van, Jim Walker, Samuel Wang , Masatsune Yamaji


Soft device demand, ample inventories and fluctuating currencies have had a stifling effect on the 2015 semiconductor equipment market. And the uncertainty continues into 2016, with expectations of another down year at negative 4.7%. Spending for 2016 is expected to be about $59 billion.

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