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Global Excess Chip Inventory Falls 40.5% From 2006 Peak 

Excess semiconductor stockpiles in the global electronics supply chain continued to decline in the first quarter of 2007 due to previous production cuts by chip manufacturers, according to iSuppli Corp.

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HP Top Semiconductor Consumer at $12 billion; Top 10 OEMs Accounted for $84B in 2006

The top 10 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) firms accounted for $84 billion of the semiconductor market in 2006, representing a third of all semiconductor consumption, according to Gartner. This is a 9% increase from 2005 when the top 10 OEMs accounted for $77 billion of semiconductors sales.

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Global Semiconductor Sales Reached Record $247.7 Billion in 2006; To Hit $300B in 2008

Global sales of semiconductors increased 8.9% to reach a record $247.7 billion in 2006, from the $227.5 billion reported in 2005, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Worldwide sales rose 9% year-over-year $21.7 billion in December. 

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31% Price Decline to Slow DRAM Revenues Growth in 2007: iSuppli

The DRAM market will reach a milestone in 2007 as it achieves the second-highest annual revenue level in its history, at $36.95 billion, although at a much lower growth of 11.3% compared to to the whopping 33.6% jump in 2006, according to iSuppli. DRAM revenue in 2007 will be exceeded only by the $40.8 billion in 1995. 

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Gartner: Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Equipment Spending Flat at $56B in 2007

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending grew 24.9% in 2006, but the market will readjust with revenue declining 0.7 percent in 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to return to strong growth in 2008, as worldwide spending will increase 20.8 percent.

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iSuppli: Semiconductor Market to Hit Growth High Point in 2007; Revenues to Top $285B

Worldwide semiconductor revenue will expand at 10.6% to $285.8 billion in 2007, compared to a 9% surge in 2006 to $258.5 billion, according to iSuppli. After 2007, iSuppli forecasts growth to decelerate to 8.7% in 2008 and then bottom out at 3.7% in 2009, before bouncing back to a 7.4% rise in 2010. 

 

Source: iSuppli Corp., January 2007

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November Chip Sales Up 11.3%; Digital Camera Sales Jump 30% YoY

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today reported that Global sales of semiconductors reached $22.7 billion in November, an increase of 11.3% from the $20.4 billion in November 2005, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) release today. 

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Global Semiconductor Industry Hit $261 Billion in 2006 - Gartner

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $261.4 billion in 2006, an 11.3% increase from 2005, according to preliminary results from Gartner. Intel remained the No. 1 vendor in 2006, even as its revenue declined 9.5%. This is the15th year that Intel has been the No. 1 semiconductor vendor. 

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Chip Equipment Sales Expected to Grow 24% and Hit $40.64 billion in 2006 - SEMI

Semiconductor equipment sales are expected to jump 24% versus last year to reach $40.64 billion in 2006, according to the SEMI Capital Equipment Consensus Forecast, released by SEMI at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition.

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iSuppli: Top-25 Semiconductor Companies in 2006; AMD Up 90%, Intel Slips 12%

7 of the top-10 semiconductor suppliers in 2006 will achieve revenue growth in excess of the overall industry projected growth of 9%, according to iSuppli. AMD and Hynix Semiconductor hit the big time in 2006, while Intel’s revenue decline will leave the company with its lowest share of the market since before 2000, at 12.1%. 

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