According to the forecast Gartner, sales of semiconductor products in 2017 will increase by 12.3%
Experts of the analytical company Gartner has prepared a forecast regarding the market of semiconductor products in 2017. Analysts expect that this year the volume of that market in monetary terms will reach 386 billion, which would correspond to growth of 12.3% compared to last year.
Reason to be optimistic experts forecast to derive in the improvement of the situation emerging in the second half of 2016, especially in the segment of the standard memory chips. In the coming years this factor will determine the growth of the market, and only in 2019 the growth will slow down due to the increased production of DRAM chips and NAND.
To date, the price of DRAM for PC doubled compared to mid-2016. For example, a module with capacity of 4 GB, which was then worth us $12.5, now costs $25. Grows and the average selling price of NAND. Peak prices for DRAM and NAND is achieved in the current quarter, but the decline will not begin immediately, as demand in key segments, including smartphones, will remain at a high level.