Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Global Semiconductor and Electronic Parts Manufacturing industry has a high level of volatility. The average semiconductor plant is short-lived before it needs upgrading; domestic revenue competes with more affordable imports that are favored by the strength of the US dollar; and dramatic falls in selling unit prices occur often, while demand is very sensitive to the state of the IT and consumer industries. Despite this, industry revenue has grown in the five years to 2014, and it is expected to grow further over the next five years... read more
Industry SWOT Analysis
The Global Semiconductor and Electronic Parts Manufacturing industry is in a growth phase of its life cycle. Semiconductor and electronic part unit sales have exploded over the past five years and are expected to continue to grow over the next five years. However, revenue growth has been slowed by fierce price competition driving down average selling prices. Industry value added (IVA) is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 4.5% in the ten years through 2019, compared with 2.9% annualized growth forecast for GDP over the same period.
Sales of electronic components will be driven by growth in sales of final electronic products to household consumers, businesses and governments... read more