overall Foundry capacity has surpassed memory capacity in 2015 as the largest segment and is expected to continue the lead in the coming years. Foundry capacity growth is forecast to outgrow the overall industry at about 5 percent each year to reach 6 million wafers per month (wpm) (200mm equival...
Despite slower growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2 percent year over year, reaching $29 billion in 2015, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.
Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics, and new connections to the Internet of Things will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high levels in the next three years.
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.75 billion in orders worldwide in May 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, according to the May Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.