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Pessimism looms in semiconductor industry for 2009
  • A number of market research firms have recently published their estimates for the market in 2008 and their forecasts for 2009. While there is some disagreement as to whether the market grew or shrank this year, the consensus for 2009 is for a recession, with forecast ranging for a market contraction of 2-7%.

    Last update: Thursday 20 November 2008 [8 news items]

SIA forecasts 5.5% decline for global semiconductor sales in 2009

Nov 20, 12:28

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released its annual forecast of global semiconductor sales, projecting the first decline in sales since 2001. The forecast projects 2008...

China leads in IC consumption, despite fragile supply from local players

Nov 20, 11:58

The production value of China's semiconductor industry grew 23% to account for more than one-third of total chip production worldwide for the first time in 2007, as the nation's huge...

Chip market enters into its 11th industry recession, says Future Horizons

Nov 20, 11:56

Despite the fact the first half of 2008 was stronger than many predicted, the relentless deterioration in the global financial markets has finally tipped the global economy into recession...

VLSI Research expects IC market to decline in 2008 and 2009

Nov 20, 11:24

In light of the recent economic deterioration, VLSI Research has revised its 2008 and 2009 forecasts for both integrated circuits (ICs) and semiconductor equipment. IC sales are now...

SEMI: North American semiconductor equipment book-to-bill ratio rises to 0.93 in October; matches highest monthly total in 2008

Nov 20, 01:10

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$843 million in orders in October 2008 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.93 according...

Global semiconductor market to contract in 2008, iSuppli predicts

Nov 19, 16:42

Amid rapidly deteriorating conditions in the global economy and electronics value chain, iSuppli now is predicting worldwide semiconductor revenues will decline in 2008 compared to...

WSTS forecasts semiconductor market growth for 2008, contraction in 2009

Nov 19, 01:15

The global semiconductor market is expected to grow 2.5% on an annualized basis to US$261.9 billion in 2008, according to the autumn 2008 forecast of the World Semiconductor Trade...

China semiconductor industry sees weak growth in 3Q08

Nov 18, 10:44

A recent survey by the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) pointed out that China's semiconductor industry only saw 1.1% growth in the third quarter of 2008, the slowest...

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