Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years through 2013, revenue for the Semiconductor Manufacturing industry is expected to grow 16.1% per year to reach $59.2 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 1.7%. In 2010, industry revenue increased 55.1% due to the recovery of demand from domestic and foreign markets. In 2011 onward, growth returned to normal levels.
International trade is very important to the Semiconductor Manufacturing industry in China. In 2013, exports account for 50.4% of industry revenue at $29.9 billion. Competing imports total an estimated $29.2 billion and account for 49.9% of domestic demand.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Semiconductor Manufacturing industry has a low concentration level. This is due to the large number of small and medium enterprises operating in the industry. The top four firms that operate in this industry account for just 8.5% of industry revenue in 2013. This shows that revenue in this industry is spread across a large number of industry participants.
The low concentration level also reflects the diverse nature of the industry's products. Firms tend to focus on particular devices or markets and the majority of enterprises manufacture single products. Only a few of the larger firms are able to manufacture a wide variety of semiconductor device products. There are many manufacturers that operate on a small scale and are privately owned... purchase to read more