Analyst firm In-Stat forecasts revenue growth in 2008 of only 2.4 percent. The computer segment is expected to remain the largest by a wide margin, although its share is forecast to be 41.8 percent by 2012.
Declining prices have joined "DRam price gyrations" as a significant factor in computer segment annual growth, according to Jim McGregor, In-Stat research director and principal analyst.
Research by In-Stat predicts that worldwide semiconductor revenue is expected to grow to US$261.9 billion in 2008. The consumer segment will lead 2008 growth at 5.9 percent.
Semiconductor market to 'soften' in 2008
By Robert Jaques on Mar 28, 2008 6:49AM