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
Semiconductors, or active electronic components, use embedded logic to actively manage the electronic flow. Semiconductors represent the largest product segment in this industry, accounting for about 52.4% of industry revenue. Over the past five years, semiconductors have grown as a percentage of industry revenue due to the increasing demand for new electronics such as tablet computers and smartphones.
Integrated circuits are microelectronics semiconductor devices comprising many interconnected transistors and other components, and account for a majority of global semiconductor revenue. Integrated circuits (ICs) are used in a variety of devices including computers, audio and video equipment and automobiles... read more