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Forecast: Semiconductor Capital Spending, Worldwide, 1Q18 Update

Published: 14 May 2018

ID: G00361640

Analyst(s): Bob Johnson , Samuel Wang

Summary

Surging memory prices are creating record profits and positive cash flows for memory producers. Led by Samsung, capital expenditure will increase nearly 5% in 2018 to exceed $95 billion. A major correction will occur in 2019, as memory pricing, profits and cash flows return to normal levels.

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