Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Global Semiconductor and Electronic Parts Manufacturing industry is expected to increase during the five years to 2015, as consumers continue completing purchases they had postponed during the financial crisis. In addition, there has been an increase in unit sales volumes of industry components, driven by the proliferation of new technology. Looking forward, industry revenue is forecast to increase, stimulated by falling selling prices, continued advances in technology and the growing use of electronics in various products. However, the convergence of some mobile devices, high competition and downward pressure on prices of downstream devices will threaten profitability... read more
Industry Key Buyers
Industry concentration measures the extent to which major players dominate an industry. The top four companies in this industry are estimated to account for about 17.8% of industry revenue, although there is relatively higher concentration in the semiconductor segment. Within specific semiconductor markets concentration is higher again (for example, the top four players in the global DRAM memory market account for about three-quarters of the DRAM market, with Samsung dominating the market).
The level of industry concentration in the semiconductor segment is increasing as larger participants acquire smaller companies with fewer resources. Some semiconductor manufacturers also have joint ventures and strategic alliances in manufacturing and R&D... read more