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Forecasts

In 2008, GSA started tracking semiconductor sales forecasts from industry analysts to provide an early snapshot of how analysts predict the market will finish at year-end. We periodically update the table as analysts revise their forecasts, tracking the percentage-point revisions throughout the year.

  • 2017 Forecasts
  • 2016 Forecasts
  • 2015 Forecasts
  • 2014 Forecasts
  • 2013 Forecasts
  • Actual Growth

2017 Forecasts

Company 2017
Forecasted
Growth
As of
Cowan LRA 4.7% Mar 2016
7.1% Apr 2016
6.1% May 2016
6.1% Jul 2016
5.4% Sep 2016
Gartner 5.4% Dec 2015
4.7% Aug 2016
IBS 3.9% Apr 2015
MIC 1.8% Sep 2016
Semiconductor Intelligence 7.5% May 2016
Wells Fargo Securities 8-14% Mar 2016
WSTS 3.1% Dec 2015
3.0% Mar 2016
2.0% Jun 2016

2016 Forecasts

Company 2016
Forecasted
Growth
As of
Cowan LRA 6.0% Feb 2015
6.0% Mar 2015
6.5% Apr 2015
5.2% May 2015
5.2% Jun 2015
5.4% Jul 2015
5.3% Aug 2015
5.4% Sep 2015
5.1% Nov 2015
5.1% Dec 2015
4.9% Jan 2016
3.3% Mar 2016
2.5% Apr 2016
-1.8% May 2016
-2.1% Jul 2016
-2.1% Sep 2016
Credit Suisse -0.5% Oct 2015
Databeans 3.0% May 2016
Future Horizons 0.0% Sep 2015
-3.8% Sep 2016
Gartner 1.0% Oct 2014
1.3% Jul 2015
1.9% Oct 2015
-0.6% Apr 2016
-3.0% Aug 2016
IBS -1.5% Jan 2016
-2.1% Apr 2016
IC Insights 5.0% Oct 2015
4.0% Jan 2016
-1.0% Jul 2016
IDC -2.3% May 2016
Objective Analysis 12.0% Jan 2016
Semico Research 7.6% Sep 2015
3-4% Dec 2015
-0.3% Mar 2016
Semiconductor Intelligence 5-9% Sep 2014
7.0% Dec 2014
7.0% Mar 2015
7.0% Jun 2015
6.0% Aug 2015
6.0% Oct 2015
3.0% Feb 2016
1.0% May 2016
TrendForce -0.6% Dec 2015
TSMC 1.0% Apr 2016
VLSI Research 4.1% Feb 2016
-0.7% Aug 2016
Wells Fargo Securities 7.0% Mar 2016
WSTS 3.1% Dec 2014
3.1% Mar 2015
3.4% Jun 2015
3.1% Aug 2015
1.4% Dec 2015
0.3% Mar 2016
-2.4% Jun 2016

2015 Forecasts

Company 2015
Forecasted
Growth
As of
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6.8% Dec 2014
Bharat Book Bureau 3.4% Mar 2015
Cowan LRA 6.0% Mar 2014
4.7% Apr 2014
4.2% May 2014
4.4% Jun 2014
4.6% Jul 2014
4.4% Aug 2014
4.6% Sep 2014
4.6% Oct 2014
4.3% Nov 2014
4.2% Dec 2014
4.1% Jan 2015
4.2% Feb 2015
9.5% Mar 2015
8.8% Apr 2015
4.7% May 2015
5.1% Jun 2015
5.3% Jul 2015
3.4% Aug 2015
2.7% Sep 2015
1.0% Nov 2015
0.9% Dec 2015
0.7% Jan 2016
Credit Suisse 0.3% Oct 2015
EE Herald 2-3% Jul 2015
Future Horizons 18.0% Jan 2014
15.0% Sep 2014
8.5% Jan 2015
2.0% Sep 2015
Gartner 4.8% Apr 2014
5.0% Aug 2014
5.8% Oct 2014
5.4% Jan 2015
4.0% Apr 2015
2.2% Jul 2015
-0.8% Oct 2015
-1.9% Jan 2016
-2.3% Apr 2016
GMR Data 3.4% Mar 2015
IC Insights 7.5% Sep 2014
7.0% Jan 2015
5.0% May 2015
2.0% Aug 2015
-1.0% Oct 2015
IDC 3.8% Jan 2015
3.6% Mar 2015
5.0% Sep 2015
IHS Technology 5.0% Apr 2015
MIC 3.1% Sep 2014
Objective Analysis 10.0% Dec 2014
Semico Research 4.3% Sep 2015
Semiconductor Intelligence 9.0% May 2014
11.0% Sep 2014
11.0% Dec 2014
8.0% Mar 2015
5.5% Jun 2015
1.5% Aug 2015
1.0% Oct 2015
TSIA 2.0% Sep 2015
TSMC 4.0% Apr 2015
3.0% Jul 2015
0.0% Oct 2015
VLSI Research 7.8% Jan 2015
-1.0% Aug 2015
Wells Fargo Securities 8-12% Jan 2015
WSTS 3.4% Dec 2013
3.3% Jun 2014
3.4% Dec 2014
4.9% Mar 2015
3.4% Jun 2015
2.3% Aug 2015
0.2% Dec 2015

2014 Forecasts

Company 2014
Forecasted
Growth
As of
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9.6% Jun 2013
8.5% Dec 2014
Cowan LRA 5.4% May 2013
5.8% Jun 2013
5.7% Jul 2013
5.6% Aug 2013
5.4% Sep 2013
5.1% Oct 2013
4.7% Nov 2013
4.5% Dec 2013
4.4% Jan 2014
3.6% Feb 2014
11.3% Mar 2014
11.9% Apr 2014
8.4% May 2014
9.0% Jun 2014
9.9% Jul 2014
9.5% Aug 2014
9.8% Sep 2014
9.7% Oct 2014
8.9% Nov 2014
9.7% Dec 2014
9.9% Jan 2015
Databeans 9.0% Mar 2013
Digitimes Research 5.2% Jan 2014
Deutsche Bank 8.0% Dec 2013
Future Horizons 25.0% Oct 2013
8.0% Jan 2014
10.7% Sep 2014
Gartner 5.6% Sep 2013
5.4% Apr 2014
6.7% Jul 2014
5.7% Aug 2014
7.2% Oct 2014
IC Insights 8.0% Sep 2013
7.0% Jan 2014
7.1% Sep 2014
IDC 2.9% Jul 2013
IHS iSuppli 7.0% Jun 2013
9.4% Dec 2014
ITRI 3.6% Apr 2014
MIC 6.7% Sep 2014
Objective Analysis 20.0% Dec 2013
Semico Research 10.4% Dec 2013
>7.0% Jun 2014
>7.0% Sep 2014
7.4% Nov 2014
Semiconductor Intelligence 15.0% Dec 2013
10.0% Feb 2014
10.0% May 2014
10.0% Sep 2014
TSIA 3.6% Apr 2014
VLSI Research 9.0% Dec 2013
WSTS 5.1% Jun 2013
4.1% Dec 2013
6.5% Jun 2014
9.0% Dec 2014
9.9% Feb 2015

2013 Forecasts

Company 2013
Forecasted
Growth
As of
ABI Research 3.0% Sep 2013
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12.4% Jan 2013
7.6% Jun 2013
Carnegie Group 7.0% Jul 2012
5.0% N/A
-1.0% Jun 2013
Cowan LRA 7.7% Sep 2012
5.2% Nov 2012
6.4% Dec 2012
5.5% Jan 2013
3.6% Feb 2013
6.6% Mar 2013
4.2% Apr 2013
1.6% May 2013
3.0% Jun 2013
4.0% Jul 2013
3.1% Aug 2013
4.2% Sep 2013
4.3% Oct 2013
4.1% Nov 2013
4.3% Dec 2013
4.7% Jan 2014
Databeans 7.0% Jan 2013
7.1% Mar 2013
Future Horizons 20% Jan 2012
7.9% Nov 2012
8.0% Jan 2013
6.9% Jul 2013
6.9% Oct 2013
Gartner 4.2% Nov 2012
4.5% Dec 2012
4.5% Apr 2013
5.2% Sep 2013
5.2% Oct 2013
IBS -1.1% Nov 2012
-0.5% Feb 2013
IC Insights 6.0% Nov 2012
5.0% May 2013
4.8% Oct 2013
IDC 6.2% Jul 2012
4.9% Nov 2012
3.5% May 2013
6.9% Jul 2013
IHS iSuppli 6.7% Jan 2012
9.2% Apr 2012
8.2% Nov 2012
5.6% Apr 2013
4.8% May 2013
5.0% Dec 2013
Semico Research 5-6% Sep 2013
5.6% Dec 2013
Semiconductor Intelligence 9.0% Nov 2012
6.0% May 2013
5-6% Nov 2013
TSMC 3.0% Jan 2013
4.0% Apr 2013
3.0% Jul 2013
4.0% Oct 2013
VLSI Research 10.0% Dec 2012
7.7% Oct 2013
7.3% Dec 2013
Wells Fargo Securities 8-10% Jan 2013
WSTS 7.2% Jun 2012
4.5% Nov 2012
2.1% Jun 2013
4.4% Dec 2013

Actual Growth

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Actual Semiconductor Sales & Growth 1994-2015

Semiconductor
Revenue ($B)
YoY Growth
1994 $101.8 32.2%
1995 $144.4 41.8%
1996 $131.9 -8.7%
1997 $137.2 4.0%
1998 $126.6 -7.7%
1999 $149.4 18.0%
2000 $204.4 36.8%
2001 $138.9 -32.0%
2002 $140.8 1.4%
2003 $166.4 18.2%
2004 $213.0 28.0%
2005 $227.5 6.8%
2006 $247.7 8.9%
2007 $275.2 11.1%
2008 $243.0 -11.7%
2009 $235.2 -3.2%
2010 $315.5 34.1%
2011 $314.7 -0.3%
2012 $289.0 -8.2%
2013 $318.5 10.2%
2014 $339.4 6.6%
2015 $320.6 -5.5%
2016F $318.0 -0.8%
2017F $333.9 5.0%

Source: GSA: Prior to 2007, SIA semiconductor revenue was used for semiconductor revenue, as GSA did not start tracking IDM and OSD revenue until 2007.

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