Semiconductor Industry to See Less Volatility Long Term

Semiconductor Industry to See Less Volatility Long Term

Semiconductor Revenue Is Expected to Rise, but SlowlySemiconductor Revenue Is Expected to Rise, but Slowly

77% of respondents say their company will see semiconductor revenue growth in the next year, compared with 75% a year ago.

Small Percentage of Execs Expect Big Revenue GainsSmall Percentage of Execs Expect Big Revenue Gains

Only 22% of the respondents expect revenue to increase more than 10% in the next three years.

Profitability Outlook Is Viewed OptimisticallyProfitability Outlook Is Viewed Optimistically

78% say industry profitability will rise over the next year, compared with 71 percent in 2012.

Most Important Applications in Next Three YearsMost Important Applications in Next Three Years

At least 55% of respondents said these would be the most important semiconductor apps: mobile (69%), consumer (66%), computing (64%) and alternative renewable energy (63%).

Other Key Semiconductor Apps in Next Three YearsOther Key Semiconductor Apps in Next Three Years

Industrial (62%), automotive (60%), medical (55%) and wireline communication (55%) also ranked high.

Industry Turns to Medical TechIndustry Turns to Medical Tech

In the medical tech arena, about half the respondents say medical imaging and scanning will create the greatest revenue opportunity in three years.

Automotive Sector Drives GrowthAutomotive Sector Drives Growth

In auto-related markets, roughly one-quarter say body electronics (remote control, and heating and ventilation systems) would provide the most semiconductor revenue in three years.

Growing Regional Diversity of Semiconductor MarketGrowing Regional Diversity of Semiconductor Market

56% say the U.S. will be the most important region for semiconductor growth in the next three years, while 55% say China will be.

Semiconductor Industry's Job Growth to Be ModerateSemiconductor Industry’s Job Growth to Be Moderate

Predicting modest jobs gains, survey respondents cite China (59%) and the U.S. (48%) as the top markets for employment growth in 2014.

M&As at Semiconductor Companies Forecast to RiseM&As at Semiconductor Companies Forecast to Rise

Nearly three-quarters anticipate an increase in the number of M&A deals in the industry in 2014.

R&D Budgets Remain StableR&D Budgets Remain Stable

More than three-quarters expect semiconductor-related R&D spending to increase in the next fiscal year, similar to last year.

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