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 of IDC's 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 the 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 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.