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 cheap imports that are favored by the strength of the US dollar; 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 and is expected to grow further, albeit at a slower pace... 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% of industry revenue. There is relatively higher concentration in the Semiconductor segment, with the top four companies accounting for an estimated 28% of segment revenue. 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 accounting for about 42%).
The level of industry concentration in the Semiconductor segment is increasing as there is a trend for larger participants to acquire smaller companies that have fewer resources... read more