Shipment value of the global semiconductor industry is estimated to grow at 7.1% year-on-year, according to MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute), a Taipei-based research institute. "This is due largely in part to the increasing demand for ICs for use in industrial applications and automobile sector and the rising prices of DRAM ICs. These have offset the effect of declining PC market and subdued smartphone growth on the industry," says Charles Chou, industry consultant with MIC.
Global Semiconductor Market Value, 2010-2018
Source: MIC, June 2017
In the meantime, Taiwanese semiconductor industry is estimated to hit NTD 2.4 trillion (USD 79.7 billion; USD1 = NTD 30.1), up 3.5% year-on-year, slightly lower than the global average.
To know more, please visit: The Taiwanese Fabless IC Industry, 1Q 2017, Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, 1Q 2017, Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, 1Q 2017, Dynamics of the Worldwide DRAM Industry and Market
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