WSTS has published the Q4 2018 semiconductor market figures
>WSTS has published the Q4 2018 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Fall 2018 Forecast using the actual figures of the fourth quarter 2018.Following 13.7 percent growth in 2018 the Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to be down 3.0 percent in 2019 returning to growth in 2020The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has published the final 2018 semiconductor market figures and re-calculated the Fall 2018 Forecast using the actual figures of the fourth quarter 2018.The Worldwide Semiconductor Market was up 13.7% in 2018 to US$468.8 billion, an all-time high. The year 2019 is forecasted to be down 3.0% to US$454.5 billion. Modest growth is expected to return in 2020.For 2019, Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific are expected to show negative growth after strong growth for the second consecutive year. Memory is expected to drop by 14.2 percent, all other products are forecasted to grow low single digit compared to 2018.