Outsourcing services now a key part of manufacturing chain, Gartner reports

Deffree, Suzanne
July 2008
Electronic News;7/28/2008, Vol. 54 Issue 30, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that according to a report from Gartner Inc., worldwide semiconductor outsourcing services revenue is on the rise and will remain on the rise for the next few years as more and more semiconductor companies move toward fabless and asset-lite business models. Outsourcing services revenue is on pace to total $47.4 billion in 2008, a 10.8% increase from 2007 revenue of $42.8 billion, and to reach $66.8 billion in 2012, the market research company forecasted.


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