Market spotlight: VLSI downgrades Electronics forecast to a decline of 6%, semiconductors to -13%, and - 49% for IC equipment.
Posted on: 28-Jan-2009
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December shipments for electronics were 16% lower than a year ago. The most significant change in VLSI’s latest forecast update was the downgrading of IC Equipment sales from -26% to -49%. OEM semiconductor inventories and Die Banks were the only areas where there were noticeable improvements. But a deteriorating demand remains a stumbling block, making 2009 a very tough year for the industry. Capacity Utilization rates continued to sink, especially in the back-end and hover near 70%.
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