Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2015-2019 - Short replacement cycle of portable electronic devices

May 20, 2015, 11:04 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets

( has announced the addition of the "Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2015-2019" report to their offering.

The global semiconductor foundry market to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% over the period 2014-2019.

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor foundry market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated by the semiconductor foundries, which include both pure-play foundries and IDMs, worldwide.

Portable electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets become obsolete after a short time. This is because of rapid launches of next-version models by vendors. The duration of the replacement-cycle period, on average, is 8-12 months. In the past, the replacement period was much longer. Because of the reduction in product-replacement-cycle time, the demand for semiconductor wafers in newly launched devices is expected to rise drastically, and this will increase the demand for ICs.

According to the report, the availability of low-cost smartphones in emerging markets such as China and India and increased access to the Internet worldwide are expected to increase the shipment of smartphones. This is a significant increase from shipments in 2013 and is partly due to regional vendors introducing tablets in their home countries. Since the number of tablets sold by regional vendors will increase, it follows that semiconductor ICs, an integral part of such devices, will undergo a similar rise in demand, leading to market growth during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that the market requires high capital investment, which is a major challenge for its growth.

Key Vendors

  • GlobalFoundries
  • Samsung Semiconductor
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • United Microelectronics

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Dongbu HiTek
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor
  • Powerchip Technology
  • Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductors
  • Tower Semiconductor
  • Vanguard International Semiconductor
  • WIN Semiconductor

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