Semi industry in 2007 was disappointing, 2008 to be more respectable, firm says

Mutschler, Ann Steffora
December 2007
Electronic News;12/17/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 51, p23
Trade Publication
This article reports on the forecasts of market researchers at Future Horizons for the U.S. semiconductor industry for 2008. The firm reminded that IC sales were down 6 percent in the first half of 2007 compared to the second half of 2006, with recovery only starting at the beginning of the third quarter for overall growth for the year expected to be 5 to 6 percent. It believed that semiconductor market growth will recover to a respectable 12 percent level, based on a 10 percent unit growth and a modest 2 percent ASP recovery.


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