The memory market continues to drive semiconductor revenue and this trend is expected to continue near term. The market is expected to finish the year with a growth rate of 13 percent this year, which moves the market close to the $460 billion range worldwide.
The Databeans Semiconductor market tracker provides forecasts for all semiconductors which are segmented into product families including discretes, optoelectronics, sensors, analog ICs, logic, memory, microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSPs. Forecasts are provided by region, market segment, application area and product type. Market share is also provided by region and by product family.
The discretes market is expected remain at $22 billion this year for worldwide revenue. All product segments are forecast remain flat except for power transistors which is expected to decrease due to oversupply in certain application markets and lower prices.
The Databeans Discretes Market Tracker provides forecasts for discretes by region, market segment, application, and product type. The major categories listed above are also broken out further by product including TPD, RF, Zener diodes and power transistors IGBT, MOSFETS, bipolar, and RF. Market share is also provided by region, and major product category.
The digital market includes processors, logic, and memory devices. This market overall is expected to increase by 16 percent this year in terms of revenue and is responsible for the strong double digit growth for the overall semiconductor industry last year when the market was up over 27 percent. The main driver is DRAM which is not in high demand, but pricing has increased dramatically in 2017. Other memory device prices have also risen. Microprocessor revenue is expected to only increase by 5 percent this year as sluggish demand in the wireless and computing segment continues.
The Digital Market Tracker provides forecasts for each of the digital IC markets. Forecasts are provided by product family by region, market segment, application market, and by product type. Market share is also provided.
Operational amplifiers are used in just about every application. This market grew by 9 percent in 2017 and is expected to post moderate growth this year as well. Amplifier products included in this market are General Purpose, Low Power, Low Voltage, High Speed, Instrumentation, Precision, and Comparators. Long term, worldwide revenue is expected to increase 5 percent on average over the next few years which is in line with the overall semiconductor market.
Databeans Amplifier Market Tracker provides forecasts for amplifiers by region, market segment, application, and by product type. Market share is also provided.