Semiconductor market worth $332B in 2015

ReportsnReports.com added 2015 semiconductor market research reports that forecast a 2.9 percent CAGR to 2020 for semiconductor industry and a 6.7 percent rise from 2014 in the semiconductor equipment market size during 2015 across the world.

The Global Semiconductor Market 2015 - 2020 research report forecasts revenues for key services across key geographies. The global semiconductor market is forecast to reach $332bn across 2015, representing a 3.4 percent growth in comparison to $316bn in 2014. This research forecasts that the market will grow at a 5-yr CAGR of 2.9 percent over 2015 to 2020, with the majority of growth being driven by mobile, automotive and industrial application markets. The consumer electronics and data processing application markets are expected to remain at the end of the growth spectrum with limited expectations for any innovative development to lead market demand.

Key product and service applications for semiconductor technology include innovations in smart devices and hyper-connected communications networks, as well as medical devices and efficient infrastructure across the energy sector. There is still capacity in the semiconductor market for innovative semiconductor production methods that drive expenditure reduction, productivity, and efficiency as the demand for performance increases.

This semiconductor market research facilitates analysis of the state of the global semiconductor market in 2015 and a market forecast for the period 2015-2020. It helps identify how the market operates and which companies are operating in the market, their current products and pipeline candidates. Discover how the semiconductor market is evolving across the forecast period of 2015-2020 through the examination of global and regional benefits and challenges, particularly relating to political, economic, social, and technological factors and read interviews with 2 key global authorities in the semiconductor market.

Top 20 global semiconductor industry players, by revenue, 2014 listed in this research include Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Micron, SK Hynix, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Broadcom, TSMC, STM, MediaTek, Renesas, SanDisk, Infineon, NXP, Avago, AMD, Freescale, Sony and NVIDIA.

The second research titled “Global and China Semiconductor Equipment Industry Report, 2014-2015″ says in 2014, the global semiconductor equipment market size totaled USD38 billion, up 10.4 percent from 2013. It is predicted that in 2015 this figure will climb to USD40.5 billion, a rise of 6.7 percent from a year ago, and that the market size in 2016 will slump by 5.6 percent as compared to 2015. However, the possible shrinkage in 2016 might come from the following factors:

Firstly, following a peak in 2014, main electronic products such as smartphones and tablet and laptop PCs have stagnated or declined. This is particularly true of tablet PCs, which has presented a significant decline. On the other hand, equipment market delays being sluggish but will without doubt decline in 2016.

Secondly, due to the global deflation, prices for bulk commodity led by oil and iron ore plunged and would cause knock-on effect, which would in turn result in a fall in semiconductor equipment prices.

Thirdly, global economic recovery will probably come to a halt, with the US GDP dropping by 0.7 percent in 2015Q1. Moreover, China’s GDP growth slowed obviously. The both countries constituted the major driving force of the global economy. The stimulatory effect of US QE began to fade away, and therefore the economy might go down.

In 2014, semiconductor equipment vendors made remarkable performance, with a substantial rise in operating profit, though their revenue did not increased. The merger of Applied Material and Tokyo Electron was rejected by the US Department of Commerce. In future, more of M&A plans may well be intervened by the government, after all semiconductor equipment market is a highly concentrated market.

In 2015, the Chinese semiconductor companies and institutions showed their strength, launching a series of mergers and acquisitions. The Chinese enterprises are adept in and fond of capital operation rather than industrial production. The semiconductor equipment market size in China will reach USD4.4 billion in 2015, of which the domestic companies, mostly engaged in low-end equipment, will account for just 14 percent.

Major semiconductor equipment market vendors mentioned in this report include Applied Materials, ASML, Tokyo Electron, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, DAINIPPON SCREEN, Nikon Precision, Advantest, Hitachi High-Technologies, ASM International N.V., Teradyne, ASM PACIFIC, Kulicke & Soffa, AMEC and Sevenstar Electronics.

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