Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Semiconductor Devices and Applications

Published: 25 January 2016

ID: G00297320

Analyst(s): Mark Hung, Masao Kuniba, Gerald Van Hoy, Ben Lee , Sergis Mushell, Adriana Blanco, Roger Sheng , Amy Teng , Jon Erensen , Michele Reitz, Bryan Lewis, Masatsune Yamaji , Andrew Norwood , Hiroyuki Shimizu, Ganesh Ramamoorthy, James F. Hines, Joseph Unsworth , Brady Wang


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 ASPs

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Semiconductor Device Definitions
    • General-Purpose
    • Application-Specific Devices
  • Semiconductor Application Definitions
    • Data Processing Electronics
  • Customer Value Research Definition
    • Electronic Equipment Manufacturer
    • Total Available Market Definitions
    • Customer Tier

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