Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster
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IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) is a competitive market model and tool for companies interested in the semiconductor market. For each update, clients of this product receive an easy-to-use, automated Excel pivot table that allows them to customize IDC's semiconductor market and competitive data according to their needs. The SAF serves as a basis for all IDC semiconductor supply-side documents, including end-market forecasts, competitive analysis, and consulting projects. The SAF has two components:

  • Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share — Market and Company View includes semiconductor revenue data from over 100 of the top semiconductor suppliers for prior three years segmented by over 20 device types, 5 geographic regions, and 6 industry segments (vertical markets). The companies selected cover over 90% of the semiconductor market and over 85% of supplier revenue for each device type.
  • Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast includes semiconductor unit and revenue forecasts — developed by the IDC's Semiconductor Research Team — for the next five years and historical data for the prior four years segmented by over 65 device applications (end equipment) that drive semiconductor demand, 7 industry segments (vertical markets), 19 semiconductor device types, and 4 geographic regions.

Why Use Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster Data?

Because you need trusted, unbiased market data to make the right decisions. Whether you currently compete in one or multiple markets, are evaluating entry into a new market or region, or are making an investment decision, data from IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster can help you:

  • Develop a complete and timely view of the semiconductor industry
  • Identify hot market areas and which companies are capitalizing on them
  • Understand where competition in the semiconductor chip industry is fiercest by vertical segment and by product area
  • Understand market segmentation and forecasts
  • Understand market segment by IDMs or fabless companies
  • Prepare objective and reliable customized forecasts using the model to measure your company's performance

Product Features

Worldwide Semiconductor Market ShareMarket andCompany View:

Annual semiconductor revenue in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 segmented by:

  • Over 100 of the top semiconductor suppliers
  • Over 20 semiconductor device areas
  • 5 geographic regional segments
  • 6 industry segments (vertical markets)

Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast:

Annual revenue forecast from 2014 to 2018 and annual unit and revenue history for 2010–2013 segmented by:

  • Over 65 device applications (end equipment)
  • 19 semiconductor device areas
  • 4 geographic regional segments
  • 7 industry segments (vertical segments)

Applications for IDC’s Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster

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Source: IDC

Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster Methodologies

IDC's research methodology for the Semiconductor Application Forecaster (SAF) encompasses qualitative and quantitative methods to study the market from both top-down and bottom-up perspectives. By compiling data from all the analysts in IDC’s Semiconductor and Enabling Technologies group, the SAF covers semiconductor content for device applications across multiple industries. The SAF forecast deliverable reflects input from macroeconomic forecasts, product BOM analyses, end-market data, value chain analysis, and OEM and foundry data. In addition, the SAF market share deliverable reflects input from individual company financial analysis, company product analysis, product BOM analysis, and semiconductor company surveys.

Delivery Schedule

IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster subscribers receive two updates to Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast data and one update to Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share — Market and Company View data. Delivered via email, IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster offers additional market forecasts and history not covered in other CIS or core IDC Semiconductor and Enabling Technologies research documents.

Forecast Updates:

  • July 2014
  • December 2014

Market Share Updates:

  • April 2014

About the Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster Database

IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster database serves as the basis for all IDC semiconductor supply-side documents, including market forecasts and consulting projects. Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share — Market and Company View component of the database contains semiconductor revenue data collected from over 100 of the top semiconductor companies for 2010–2013, segmented by over 20 device types, 5 regions, and 6 industry segments (vertical markets). The Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast component of the database contains semiconductor unit and revenue history for 2010–2013 and semiconductor revenue forecast for 2014–2018. Both historical and forecast data are segmented by over 65 device applications (end equipment) that drive semiconductor demand, 7 industry segments (vertical markets), 19 semiconductor device types, and 4 geographic regions.




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