19 Oct '15, 9am
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decrease 1% in 2015, says Gartner
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decrease 1% in 2015, says Gartner Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 19 October 2015] Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 1% to US$63.9 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. This is a down from the 2.5% growth predicted in Gartner's previous quarter's forecast. The forecast for 2016 is unchanged at a 3.3% decline over 2015. "We are continuing to see weakness in end-user electronics demand in response to an uncertain economic environment, which is putting a damper on 2015 spending," said Takashi Ogawa, research VP at Gartner. "Next year we are anticipating DRAM manufacturers to respond to oversupply conditions with dramatic deductions in their investment plans." Capital investment policies of leading semiconductor vendors have maintained a cautious attitude against the background of sluggis...