Widely varying forecasts for 2014 semi market
Forecasts for the size of the semiconductor market in 2014 vary widely from the $390 billion forecast by Future Horizons back last October, to $287.5 billion forecast last month by VLSI Research.
Last week Mike Cowan came up with a $318 billion forecast which parallels last month’s SIA/WSTS forecast of $316 billion.
Apart from Bill Jewell coming out with a $354 billion forecast last November, there are no other forecasts sufficiently recent to be worth considering.
Cowan reckons the market came in at $305 billion last year representing a 4.7% increase on 2012.