After the first quarter, the semiconductor market has slowed somewhat from 2014 with an estimated growth rate for 2015 at 4 percent. While the communications market is on track to perform well this year, other markets have offset this growth as demand has slowed in automotive and the computer segment. This tracker provides a global and regional view of the semiconductor market. Forecasts are provided by market segment and application area. Product forecasts are provided for the major product categories along with market share for the same. In this issue, several new tables have been added which include quarterly forecasts for revenue and unit shipments for semiconductors by market segment.
The semiconductor market performed better than expected in 2014 with an increase of worldwide revenue of 9 percent. 2014 represented a much needed boost in revenue as the market had been hovering around $300 billion for since 2010. There continues to be uncertainty due to maturing applications remaining the growth drivers, however due to the short life cycles of these applications, the market will continue to benefit in 2015. This tracker provides a global and regional view of the semiconductor market. Forecasts are provided by market segment and application area. Product forecasts are provided for the major product categories along with market share for the same.
The semiconductor market is poised to grow 8 percent in 2014 and reach an available market of nearly $330 billion. The first quarter of 2015 is expected to be seasonally flat over the fourth quarter in 2014 reaching close to $83 billion. Databeans predicts that the market will reach close to $350 billion in 2015, an increase of 6 percent. This tracker provides forecasts for all semiconductor products including optoelectronics, discretes, sensors, and all integrated circuits which include analog, logic, processors and memory. Forecasts are provided by region, market segment, application market, and by product type. Market share is also provided.
Semiconductor families presented in this tracker include discretes, optoelectronics, sensors, analog ICs, logic ICs, microprocessors, DSP, microcontrollers, DRAM, SRAM, NOR FLASH, NAND FLASH and other memories. Semiconductor manufacturers are notorious for enthusiastic production schedules, which will often leave them with more supply than demand; this typically accounts for many downturns the market has faced. Even during the overall economic recession, demand for semiconductors has remained mixed with strong growth in 2010 and anemic conditions in 2011 and 2012. The industry is anticipated to do better overall in 2014, breaking $327 billion. The 7 percent year over year increase in revenue will likely pave the way to a solid 8 percent average growth rate through 2019.