Featured Articles

Broadwell to be faster than Skylake-S in desktop

Broadwell to be faster than Skylake-S in desktop

Intel will do something that it never did before. It will release two processor generations at once in the desktop space.…

More...
ARM’s signs off on 64 bit ARMv8-A

ARM’s signs off on 64 bit ARMv8-A

British chip designer ARM has just signed off its 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit…

More...
Intel Business vPro market divided into 7 categories

Intel Business vPro market divided into 7 categories

Just a few years ago we had two market segments for business users. We had desktops and notebooks and now Intel…

More...
GTA 5 will make November release

GTA 5 will make November release

While we have continued to hear that Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC will not…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 12:58

Semiconductor revenue to fall

Written by Nick Farell

Image

Gartner predicts


Analyst outfit Gartner has been consulting its tarot cards and decided that worldwide semiconductor revenue will continue to drop next year.

After consulting the tea leaves Gartner said worldwide semiconductor revenue will total US $219.2 billion in 2009, which is a 16.3 percent decline from 2008 revenue. Consulting the liver of a white bull, Gartner said that there will be revenue for the industry of US $261.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2008, which is a 4.4 percent decline from 2007.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue was expected to grow 0.2 percent in 2008 and for the market to decline 2.2 percent in 2009, said Big G after throwing the runes. Channeling the spirit of Nostradamus, Gartner said that the financial crisis "is having an unprecedented negative impact on fourth quarter 2008 sales and profits."

Semiconductor sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 show a record quarter-on-quarter decline of 24.4 percent, surpassing the 20 percent decline record set in the second quarter of 2001.

Gartner said the "wild card" for the semiconductor industry in 2009 is sales of DRAM chips, which have been slumping for 18 months. The DRAM market is so doomed that suppliers must either significantly scale back supply, or the weaker players will be forced into mergers or bankruptcy.

But in the second half of 2009 the DRAM market will pick up and peace will guide our planet and love will rule the stars, or something.
Last modified on Thursday, 18 December 2008 03:43

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments