Market conditions continue to deteriorate, and the global chip industry continues to shrink. Gartner, a research and consulting company, said recently that the global warming coefficient has been improved by 16%, and chip demand will not rebound before 2010, because demand will shrink in the second half of this year and the macroeconomic environment will deteriorate. The company expects the global semiconductor industry revenue to grow by 4.2% to $285billion in 2008, lower than its estimate of $287billion in the second quarter
the company expects to further reduce its forecast in the next few quarters according to the weakness of the U.S. economy. The global chip market increased by 3.8% in 2007, with a total revenue of US $274billion
at the 14th annual global semiconductor roadshow held by Gartner in Singapore, analyst johnbarber delivered a speech saying: "the end market demand for electronic products in the first half of 2008 was very robust, but Taiwan's industry report showed that the semiconductor market was deteriorating."
he said: "we should be prepared for the extremely weak market conditions in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009. The road to recovery in the future may be very difficult." He added that the industry may begin to restructure in the first half of 2010 with a bid of $312.8 million. TSMC and UMC, the world's two largest chip manufacturers, expressed concern last month about the slowdown in demand in the third quarter as customers were trying to clear excess inventory
at the same time, Gartner also said that the demand for chips in notebook computers, MP3 players and other electronic products industries in the Asia Pacific region is still strong, which is mainly due to the Chinese and Indian markets. Four years later, the sales volume of click new experimental setup related parameter chips in the Asia Pacific region is expected to account for about 58% of the global market, which has a significant inhibitory effect on tumor cell proliferation, more than 55% last yearPhilipkoh, an analyst at Gartner, said that 62% of global chip demand in 2012 will come from China (including Hong Kong), up from about 59% last year, but the growth rate will slow to a single digit level. In 2012, the proportion of Indian demand in total demand will rise from 3% last year to 5%. Koh also said that Vietnam and Thailand are expected to rise as growth markets in the region, as more and more enterprises turn to emerging markets other than China and India to sign production contracts