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
Electronic devices made from semiconductor materials and electronic parts are the foundation of modern electronics. These devices include prolific products such as radios, computers and telephones, among others. Semiconductor devices provided by the Global Semiconductor and Electronic Parts Manufacturing industry include solar cells, diodes, transistors and digital and analog integrated circuits.
As global per capita income increases and mobile web access becomes increasingly indispensable, industry revenue is forecast to increase in the five years to 2014, averaging annual gains of 4.5% over the period and settling at $741.8 billion. In 2014 alone, revenue is expected to grow 1.4%... read more