Lyon, France. The semiconductor industry posted record results in 2017, with revenue exceeding $400 billion. Overall demand for semiconductor devices was robust throughout the year, driven by the growing adoption of electronics components across all applications, with particular strength in the mobile and datacenter markets. Semiconductor growth in 2017 was led by the memory segment, with impressive revenue reaching $126 billion. It represents an increase of over 60% year-over-year.
The Yole Développement memory team forecasts the memory market to reach $177 billion in 2018, with 40% growth.
Under this dynamic ecosystem, Yole and its partners System Plus Consulting and Knowmade, all parts of Yole Group of Companies, deeply scan the memory area. Yole Group of Companies leverage decades of industry experience and expertise while partnering with its clients to make sure they are consistently well-informed on this market.
“New Chinese suppliers threaten the current market balance, and emerging memory technologies are poised to cannibalize huge chunks of DRAM demand while the demand drivers of the past, including PCs and smartphones lose steam and no longer push industry demand,” commented Mike Howards, VP of DRAM & Memory research within the Semiconductor & Software division at Yole.
“NAND demand remains robust, with strong growth for enterprise SSDs in datacenters, increasing adoption of SSDs in laptop PCs, and continued content growth in smartphones and other mobile devices,” asserted Walt Coon, VP of NAND and Memory Research at Yole.
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