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Forecast Analysis: Electronics and Semiconductors, Worldwide, 4Q18 Update

Published: 15 January 2019

ID: G00363916

Analyst(s): Bill Ray , Brady Wang, Masatsune Yamaji , Joseph Unsworth , Andrew Norwood , Ben Lee , Claire Wen, Alan Priestley , Roger Sheng


Semiconductor revenue is expected to increase 13.4% in 2018, down from 14.4% in the previous update. This would be the first revision downward since 2Q16. Technology product managers at semiconductor vendors must review production and capital spending plans to protect themselves from downturn risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact


  • Electronic Equipment Production Assumptions
  • Assumptions to Semiconductor Forecast in Applications
    • Data-Processing Electronics
    • Communications
    • Automotive Electronics
    • Emerging Application — Cryptocurrency Mining
    • Feature Evolution in Wearables
  • Assumptions to Semiconductor Forecast in Devices
    • DRAM Supply-and-Demand Sufficiency
    • DRAM — Pricing Dynamics
    • NAND — Pricing Dynamics

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