Foundries grow faster than IC market, says IC Insights

Foundries grow faster than IC market, says IC Insights

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And the foundry market is set to show another 14 percent increase in 2014, compared to 7 percent rise for the overall market.

And out of that foundry market, the pure-play part of it, increased even faster, by 16 percent to $36.2 billion in 2013. Meanwhile foundry sales from integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) increased by 2 percent to $6.6 billion in 2013 IC Insights classes Samsung, IBM and Fujitsu as IDM foundries. IDM foundry sales are forecast to grow 3 percent to $6.8 billion in 2014.

Over the period 2013 to 2018 IC Insights forecasts the pure-play foundry market will experience a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent compared with a CAGR for the total IC industry of 6 percent.

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