Semiconductor market last year set a new record, although grew by only 1%
Anatoliki Semiconductor Industry Association estimated the market of semiconductor products by the end of 2016.
According to their data, last year the world had implemented a similar products to 338.9 billion dollars, which is a new record, but exceeds the figure of 2015 only 1.1%.
Global sales in December amounted to 31 billion dollars, an increase at an annual rate of 12.3%. In the final quarter as a whole has sold products worth 93 billion dollars, which is exactly the same 12.3% more than in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The market growth for the year was due to macroeconomic factors, the General trends of the sector and development of technology in various fields. Analysts expect moderate growth in the current year.
Most in the world last year sold the products that the source combines with the term Logic. Its annual turnover amounted to 91.5 billion dollars. In second place — chip memory. These products brought manufacturers to be 76.8 billion, of which $ 32 billion from the sale of NAND flash memory. Closes the three leaders category integrated circuits index of 60.6 billion dollars.
If we consider the distribution markets, the growth was shown only by China (9.2 percent) and Japan (3.8 per cent). All other major markets, including the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and North and South America, showed a decline in sales.