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Thread: Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue to Reach $400 Billion in 2017

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    Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue to Reach $400 Billion in 2017

    Big milestone for us, our first time over $400B. This represents a 16.8% growth from 2016. Congratulations to all! Job well done!

    Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $401.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 16.8 percent from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This will be the first time semiconductor revenue has surpassed $400 billion. The market reached the $300 billion milestone seven years ago, in 2010, and surpassed $200 billion in 2000.

    "A shortage of memory is creating a boom in the overall semiconductor market," said Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner. "Memory vendors have been able to increase their price for DRAM and NAND, driving revenue and margins higher."

    The booming memory market, with revenue forecast to increase 52 percent in 2017, is expected to shake up semiconductor market share rankings. "As the largest memory supplier, Samsung Electronics is set to gain the most," said Mr. Norwood. "This gives Samsung its best shot at capturing the No. 1 position from Intel for the first time."

    Intel dethroned NEC for the No. 1 position in semiconductor rankings in 1992 and has held it ever since. Samsung captured the No. 2 position in 2002 and has held that since.

    "What the memory market gives, the memory market takes away," said Mr. Norwood. "The memory bubble is expected to go bust in 2019 as memory vendors add new supply and Samsung could lose a lot of the gains it makes this year and next."

    Gartner clients can learn more about the outlook for the semiconductor market in "Forecast Analysis: Electronics and Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update" and "Semiconductor Forecast Database, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update."

    Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue to Reach $400 Billion in 2017

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    No mention of new, radical memory technologies that could change the whole structure of the semi market. Also no mention of mems, which I feel will be an area of staggering growth. I feel semis, semi technology and nanotechnology that uses many of the tools and processes of the semi sector, will add up to a total growth factor in excess of 20% for several years. Medical, robotics, autonomous transportation of all types, labs on a chip and IOT all create a huge runway for many years into the future. In short, I see much technology going in and out of the semi sector in a flow that will only increase at an ever increasing rate. It's just about increasing the ROI on any technology by increasing its utilization across as many fields and platforms as possible.

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    FYI, the MEMS market is very fractured along diverse end markets, and competitive with dozens of suppliers that each seek out their own niches:

    Bosch leads, ST stalls, InvenSense climbs in MEMS top 30 ranking | EETE Analog

    YOLE Development does a great job tracking the MEMS market.

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