Friday, June 11, 2010

SIA Forecast Projects Industry Will Grow to $290.5 Billion in 2010

Dear Chipmates,

As we all know consumer demands on electronics has been increased and because of that reason semiconductor industries are booming now..! They are doing good and most of the semiconductor companies have released good financial results in last quarter.

Recently I came across the article from SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) on world wide sales on Chips.

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released an updated industry forecast that projects worldwide chip sales will grow by 28.4 percent to $290.5 billion in 2010. The forecast projects 6.3 percent growth in 2011 to $308.7 billion, followed by 2.9 percent growth in 2012 to $317.8 billion.

“Healthy demand in all major product sectors and in all geographic markets drove sales of semiconductors to record levels in the first four months of 2010,” said SIA President George Scalise. “While the year-on-year growth rate will moderate through the remainder of the year, we expect modest sequential sales growth in line with historic seasonal patterns. The industry began the year with inventories in balance and we do not see evidence of excess inventory accumulation at this time.

“Economic forecasts project global economic growth rates of 4.6 percent in 2010 and 4.4 percent for 2011, with the fastest growth expected to be in emerging economies. These emerging markets – especially China and India – are creating demand for Information Technology products, which in turn fuels demand for semiconductors,” Scalise concluded.

From the above article it looks like for next at least 3-5 years are good..! So Cheers with Ankit..!

Happy Reading,
ASIC with Ankit