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76% of IC products expected to see flat growth in 2019
After flying high for two years, DRAM sales growth is forecast to rank last in 2019, worst among all IC categories; NAND flash sales decline close behind.
n an ugly turnaround from last year, growth rates in 2019 are expected to be heavily weighted toward the negative side of the chart, with nine segments forecast to see a sales decline of 10% or more and 16 product categories expected to experience flat sales or a single-digit decline in revenue growth. Eight of 33 IC product categories are forecast to see an increase in sales in 2019, led by Industrial/Other—Special Purpose Logic, which is forecast to jump 38% this year, followed by Display Drivers and PLDs. In 2018, 22 IC product categories experienced sales growth—16 of those with at least 10% growth, writes market researcher IC Insights in an update.. After two years of leading the industry in sales growth, the DRAM market is forecast to face the biggest decline this year, ranking it at the bottom of the 2019 sales growth list. NAND flash and SRAM are expected to join DRAM as the only categories with weaker growth than the total IC market (-15%). 2019 Forecast of IC market growth by segment (USD)
*includes embedded processors, but does not include graphics processors.
More information can be found at IC Insights.
|Industrial/ other - Spcl Purpose Logic||-27%||38%|
|Auto - Spcl Purpose Logic||23%||9%|
|Auto - App Specific Analog||11%||4%|
|Wired Comm - Spcl Purpose Logic||5%||3%|
|Wired Comm - App Specific Analog||0%||-1%|
|Std PC, Server, etc. MPU*||11%||-2%|
|Power Management Analog||13%||-3%|
|Consumer - Special Purpose Logic||14%||-6%|
|Industrial / other - App Specific Analog||18%||-6%|
|Wireless Comm - Spcl Purpose Logic||4%||-6%|
|Cellphone App MPUs||-5%||-6%|
|Computer and Peripherals - Spcl Purpose Logic||18%||-7%|
|Wireless Comm - App Specific Analog||13%||-7%|
|General Purpose Logic||-13%||-10%|
|Computer - App Specific Analog||14%||-11%|
|Consumer - App Specific Analog||4%||-14%|
|Total IC Market||14%||-15%|
More information can be found at IC Insights.
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