Report: IC Packaging Market will Grow Despite Overcapacity

August 2003
Circuits Assembly;Aug2003, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p10
Trade Publication
According to a recent report by Electronic Trend Publications, demand for integrated circuits (ICs) will grow from 78.6 billion units in 2002 to 130.2 billion in 2007 � a growth rate of 10.6%. The report states that the level of competition in the semiconductor industry will tend to keep the industry in a general state of oversupply, thus revenue growth rates will trail unit growth rates throughout the forecast period. Although the report states that the semiconductor industry should achieve 10 to 12% IC unit and growth in 2003, the year has not started well, due to uncertainty caused by the Iraqi war, the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic and a general lack of enthusiasm for IT investment by businesses.


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