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Market Trends: Semiconductor Inventory Will Stay in the Severe Excess Zone Throughout 2019

Published: 14 August 2019

ID: G00441442

Analyst(s): Juhi Gupta, Rajeev Rajput, Kanishka Chauhan, Anushree Verma


The Gartner semiconductor inventory index crossed the severe excess zone in 1Q18 and is now at a peak level in 2Q19. This trend will continue in 2H19 unless semiconductor product managers proactively effect changes either through holiday sales or through writing off old inventory.

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Market Trend

  • Upstream Inventory Increased; Downstream Inventory Declined
  • Inventory Index Will Remain in Severe Excess Zone Throughout 2019

Vendors to Watch

  • Intel
  • Samsung Electronics
  • TSMC

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