Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years through 2012, revenue for the Semiconductor Manufacturing industry is expected to grow 24.2% per year to reach $56.7 billion. The industry developed strongly in the years through 2008 but in 2009, as the global recession hindered the world's economic growth, industry revenue fell 1.6%. In 2010, industry revenue increased 56.4% due to the recovery of demand from domestic and foreign markets. In 2011, growth slowed to 16.9%, due to a shrinkage in demand from downstream industries. In 2012, total revenue of the industry is expected to grow 15.7%, as domestic and foreign demand increase slowly.
International trade is very important to the Semiconductor Manufacturing industry in China. In 2012, exports account for 72.0% of industry revenue at $40.8 billion.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Semiconductor Manufacturing industry developed strongly over the years through 2012, except for 2009, when the industry suffered a revenue decline due to the global recession. Many large firms in the industry invested heavily in R&D to improve their products, manufacturing processes and sales systems and today, China is one of the largest manufacturing countries of semiconductor devices. However, major differences remain between the operations of local manufacturers and their foreign counterparts. Most domestic manufacturers are small in scale and manufacture low-end products. This is due to the lower technology levels generally employed by domestic firms.
The performance of Chinese semiconductors is relatively low, but improving... purchase to read more