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Forecast Analysis: Electronics and Semiconductors, Worldwide, 1Q18 Update

Published: 17 April 2018

ID: G00347000

Analyst(s): Andrew Norwood , Ben Lee , Joseph Unsworth , Roger Sheng , Masatsune Yamaji , George Brocklehurst , Claire Wen


2018 semiconductor revenue is expected to sustain double-digit growth at 11.8%, driven by memory price increases. Tight DRAM supply conditions will remain in 2018. Technology strategic planners at semiconductor vendors must measure the impact behind the growth and leverage to various markets.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact


  • Electronic Equipment Production Assumptions
    • Automotive Electronics
    • Wireless Communication Electronics
    • Competing Technologies — Other Data Processing
    • AI Technologies — IoT
  • Semiconductor Device Assumptions
    • Analog — Applications
    • Other Optoelectronics — Technology Roadmap
  • DRAM — Pricing Dynamics
    • DRAM Supply-and-Demand Sufficiency
    • NAND Flash — Supply and Demand
    • Emerging Memory — Supply and Demand

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