Device Demands Are Shifting Pillars of Semi Industry
As the Consumer Electronics (CE), end-device market continues to change, we are seeing significant shifts in the global semiconductor and electronics supply chain. The growth of very different CE populations globally, and their new CE demands, has shifted the traditional focus of the semiconductor industry. Companies along the supply chain have been altering strategies to become more agile, to address the new diversification of the device market which is quickly expands.
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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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