Global chip sales to drop 4.4% in 2008, worse to come, says Gartner
December 12, 2008 //
For only the fifth time in the last 25 years, the semiconductor industry will post a decline in revenue, with worldwide semiconductor revenue totalling $261.9 billion in 2008, a 4.4 per cent decline from 2007, according to preliminary results from market research organization Gartner
As recently as November Gartner was predicting that worldwide semiconductor revenue in 2008 would increase by 2 percent to total $279.4 billion (see Nov. 3 story).
"In the last quarter of 2008, market conditions deteriorated significantly, and as the fourth quarter has progressed, many vendors have issued updated guidance for the quarter, reflecting weakening market conditions," said Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner. "Unfortunately for vendors, 2009 is going to be considerably worse. Some have compared the precipitous decline in semiconductor demand to that of the 2001 'dot-com' bubble. However, unlike 2001, this economic downturn is much more broad-based and not limited primarily to the technology sector."
Intel Corp. continues to lead the market and is expected to achieve $34.19 billion in sales, nearly twice as much as second ranked Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with $17.90 billion. Samsung is set to suffer a 12.5 percent drop in chip sales partly due to its heavy exposure to memories, which are suffering from oversupply (see ranking table below on next page).
Intel held the No. 1 position for the 17th consecutive year, and it increased its market share to 13.1 percent in 2008. However, Intel's 2007 revenue figure includes the NOR flash memory business that was spun off to Numonyx in the second quarter. With the removal of the NOR flash business Intel managed to grow 1.1 percent but when comparing only continuing operations, Intel's revenue grew 6.5 per cent, beating the market average by nearly 11 percentage points.All news
Audi, BMW, Daimler drive open source measurement data management
July 28, 2014
To enable a correct interpretation and comparison of test data across the automotive industry, a number of carmakers and ...
A roadmap for cool and lossless lasers, with Bismuth
ST opens MEMS microphone test laboratory
Update yourself on anti-counterfeiting measures at Mouser
60 GHz startup targets mobile
Dual 13A or single 26A μModule regulator integrates digital power system management
July 25, 2014
Datacenters and server farms contain vast amounts of digital electronics, such as ASICs, FPGAs and CPUs. Powering, monitoring ...
What's that smell? An app for that soon, says Sensirion
GE phosphor powder creates more vibrant LED displays
Sensor manufacturer extends software capabilities
- THE RTOS AS THE ENGINE POWERING THE INTERNET OF THINGS
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
- Dual 13A μModule Regulator with Digital Interface for Remote Monitoring & Control of Power
InterviewCEO interview: China, not Apple, is way to go, says mCube CEO
Ben Lee, CEO of MEMS startup mCube, explains why he wants to spend $37 million on being a supplier of sensors to Chinese ODMs and avoiding a design win with Apple or Samsung.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.