Global semiconductor market expected to hit $520 billion in 2023
Exceeding the spring projections with slightly better Q2 and Q3 results, the updated market valuation for 2023 is now estimated at USD 520 billion, marking a 9.4% decline from the previous year. However, this is anticipated to be followed by a robust recovery, with an estimated growth of 13.1% in 2024, reports ESIA.
Global TV shipments fall below 197M units for the first time in 2023
TrendForce’s latest research indicates that despite a decrease in the CPI in Europe and the US this year, consumer budgets are still constrained due to the current high-interest-rate environment, and the real estate bubble in China has suppressed TV demand.
China is beefing up its wafer capacity
TrendForce has taken a deep dive into mainland China’s semiconductor manufacturing capacity, investigating the country's existing and future fab capacity.
European component distribution decelerates
“After nearly 3 years of unprecedented growth, the market starting to consolidate is not a surprise. However, despite all current geo-political challenges, the long-term outlook for our industry overall remains positive,” says Hermann Reiter, Chairman DMASS Europe.
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Modest growth for global MLCC market predicted
TrendForce reports that global demand for MLCCs is set to experience a period of slow growth from 2023 to 2024.
Semiconductor manufacturing industry set for Q4 recovery
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry is on track for recovery in the fourth quarter of 2023, setting the stage for continued growth in 2024, SEMI says in a report prepared in partnership with TechInsights.
Key development period for AI PCs in 2024
Global shipment of notebooks is expected to reach 167 million units in 2023—a YoY decrease of 10.2%, TrendForce reports. However, with inventory pressures easing, the notebook market is anticipated to return to a balanced supply and demand cycle in 2024.
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Global SSD shipments down 10.7% YoY in 2022
TrendForce has issued its latest findings, indicating that the global SSD market has rectified its supply and demand dynamics in 2022, following a resolution in the shortage of master control ICs that had hampered the market in 2021.
Finlands electronics industry grew in 2022, but 2023 looks tough
The Electronics and Electrotechnical Industry in Finland grew by approximately 16% in 2022 from 2021. But as we look forward towards the end of 2023, it looks like the turnover will either stagnate or contract during the remainder of the year.
Rebound in mini LED product shipments in 2024
Due to declining demand in consumer electronics, shipments of Mini LED products are expected to decrease to 13.337 million units in 2023, says TrendForce. However, the market is projected to rebound in 2024, with shipments estimated at 13.792 million units, and the growth trend is expected to continue through 2027
Global silicon wafer shipments fell in Q3 2023
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments decreased 9.6% quarter-over-quarter to 3,010 million square inches in the third quarter of 2023, a 19.5% drop from the 3,741 million square inches recorded during the same quarter last year, reports SEMI.
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Silicon wafer shipments to rebound in 2024 after 2023 dip
Global shipments of silicon wafers are projected to decline 14% in 2023, to 12,512 million square inches (MSI) from the record high of 14,565 MSI in 2022 before bouncing back in 2024 as wafer and semiconductor demand recovers and inventory levels normalise, reports SEMI.
Mobile DRAM and NAND flash contract prices on the rise
TrendForce reports that Q4 contract prices for mobile DRAM are poised to see an increased quarterly rise of 13–18%. But that’s not all – NAND Flash is also joining the party, with contract prices of eMMC and UFS expected to climb by approximately 10–15% in the same quarter.
Inflation impacts demand, 2022 DRAM module makers' revenues fall
According to TrendForce, high inflation has reduced consumer demand for electronics, with worldwide DRAM module sales expected to reach USD 17.3 billion in 2022—a 4.6% YoY drop. Because each module producer supplies a distinct domain, their revenue performance differed greatly.
Sanctions to slash China's demand for high-end AI servers
October 17th brings a new round of developments in the ongoing chip war between the US and China as the Department of Commerce issued another update to its export control regulations.
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