Semiconductor Market – An overview of the Year 2012
2012 had still been a year of recovery for the semiconductor market. According to the research done by WSTS (World Semiconductor Trade Statistics), The Semiconductor market in Q3 of 2012 has increased by 1.8% compared to Q2. However the industry needs to flourish by another 11% in Q4 in order to register a positive growth for the financial year 2012.
The outlook for most of the semiconductor companies is predicted to have a “flat to down” response in Q4 due to the fact that the companies generally expect weak market demand in Q4. Semiconductor Intelligence (Research Based Organization) is predicting a 2.5% decline in the growth of semiconductor as whole for the year 2012.