While Product Trends Vary, Semi Growth for 2014 Is Solid
Heading towards the holiday sales period, we see the latest worldwide semiconductor sales data for 2014 from Gartner holding at a steady and sustainable pace forecast of 7.2%, year-over-year. We also see that inventories for handsets and other products has been more variable. The disconnect with overall, worldwide forecasts for the semiconductor and electronics industry in contrast with macro-economic variability and differing end-product demand levels has led to rather different experiences and views across the supply chain.
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NAND Continues to Dig New Foundations for Itself
With its ever expanding set of applications, NAND flash memory is the most rapidly growing non-volatile memory product in the world. NAND can be found in smartphones, tablets, solid state drives (SSDs) and a wide range of other consumer products, including other devices that may or may not be associated with NAND as often. For example, low-density NAND such as NOR flash can be found in set top (STB) boxes, embedded products, home appliances, and other similar products.
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