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WSTS has published the Q4 2016 semiconductor market figures

Release Date: 23. February 2017 - 14:00 UTC

WSTS has published the 2016 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Autumn 2016 Forecast using the actual figures for the fourth quarter 2016.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to be up over six percent in 2017 after a record year in 2016

The worldwide semiconductor market was up 1.1% in 2016 to US$338.9 Billion, an all time high. The year 2017 is forecasted to be strong with 6.5% growth to US$361 billion. 2018 is forecasted to be up another 2.3% to US$369 billion.
During 2017 the largest growth is expected across sensors, analog, and memory with all products contributing to positive growth. All regions are forecasted to return to growth in 2017 as well.

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World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization of semiconductor product companies, is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

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