Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, demand for downstream consumer electronics, automobiles, computers and industrial machinery rose, as consumers completed purchases they had postponed during the financial crisis. More recently, however, softer demand from emerging marketsand a strong US dollar have led to lower semiconductor and component sales. Additionally, prices for various products were volatile over the period. Overall, revenue is expected to increase slowly over the five years to 2016. Over the next five years, multifunctional devices, such as smartphones, are expected to eliminate single-use devices such as digital cameras. As technology changes increases demand for smaller and more functional products, industry operators will need to develop new technologies to meet these demands... read more
Electronic devices made from semiconductor materials and electronic parts are the foundation of modern electronics. These products include common household items such as radios, computers, telephones, cellular devices and TV sets. 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 available and indispensable, demand for electronic devices and components has increased. The industry experienced a level of volatility in the past, with consumers of downstream industries postponing discretionary electronic purchases and annual changes in revenue fluctuating. Ind.. read more