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Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Foundry Industry Report 2014-2015


July 10, 2015
By Business Wire News

DUBLIN

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/smgm54/global_and) has announced the addition of the “Global and Chinese Foundry Industry Report, 2014-2015” report to their offering.

Global foundry industry was worth about USD46.1 billion in 2014, up 18.2% from 2013, and is expected to reach USD52.8 billion in 2015, a year-on-year growth of 14.5%, and USD58.3 billion in 2016, rising by 6.4% against 2015, and increase by just 3.7% in 2017.

Substantial decline in growth rate of global foundry market in 2016 can be attributable to following aspects. First, markets for main electronic products like smartphone, tablet PC and laptop computer peaked in 2014 and has stalled or slid in 2015, with notable drop having been seen in tablet PC market. Device market lags slightly and will experience slowdown in 2016. Second, worldwide deflation and price slump of bulk commodities led by oil and iron ore may trigger a ripple effect, causing a fall in prices of semiconductor equipment. Third, global economic recovery could come to a standstill, as US Q1 GDP contracted 0.7% and China’s GDP growth slowed down sharply.

Despite expansion in overall market size, for most companies, the market maybe contract after 2016. Growth comes mainly from the industry leader- TSMC. In spite of competition from Samsung, Global Foundries and even Intel, TSMC will further raise its market share.

The one that is in the most dangerous situation is Global Foundries, which is backed by UAE’s sovereign fund. Prolonged low oil price is not a good thing for UAE that relies heavily on oil, and it is inevitable that the country’s fiscal revenue will go down. Global Foundries will finally become an abyss, as its losses are widening. Nearly ten billion dollar investment in Global Foundries will not be appreciated obviously. If oil price remains below USD40 for a long time, UAE’s sovereign fund will surely sell Global Foundries and buyers are likely to be Chinese investors.

Global and Chinese Foundry Industry Report, 2014-2015 highlights the followings:

1. Analysis of global semiconductor market and industry

2. Analysis of Chinese semiconductor market and industry

3. Analysis of global and China foundry industry

4. Study of 16 foundry vendors

Key Topics Covered:

1 Global Semiconductor Industry

2 Foundry Downstream Market

3 Foundry Industry

4 Foundry Vendors

– ASMC

– DONGBU HITEK

– Fujitsu

– GLOBALFOUNDRIES

– HHGRACE

– Huali Microelectronics

– MAGNACHIP

– POWERCHIP

– SMIC

– Samsung

– TOWER

– TSMC

– UMC

– VIS

– X-FAB

– XMC

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/smgm54/global_and

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