The semiconductor market is expected to be down 12.8%


WSTS (World Semiconductor Trade Statistics) expects the worldwide semiconductor market to be down in 2019 to US$ 409 billion, a decrease of 12.8 percent from 2018. This reflects expected decrease in almost all major categories, with an extraordinary fall from Memory at 33 percent followed by Analog with 7.9 percent and Logic with 4.3 percent. In 2019, all geographical regions are expected to decrease. For 2020, all regions are forecasted to grow with the overall market up 5.9 percent, with Optoelectronics contributing the highest growth followed by Logic.