Worldwide semiconductor market was up 13.7% in 2018


According to WSTS, the worldwide semiconductor market was up 13.7% in 2018 to US$468.8 billion. The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics published the final 2018 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Fall 2018 Forecast using the actual figures of the fourth quarter 2018. The year 2019 is forecasted to be down 3% to US$454.5 billion. Modest growth is expected to return in 2020. For 2019, Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific are expected to show negative growth after strong growth for the second consecutive year. Memory is expected to drop by 14.2 percent, all other products are forecasted to grow low single digit compared to 2018.


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