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WSTS - Global Semiconductor Sales Forecast

WSTS Raises Semiconductor Forecast

On track to surpass $400 billion in sales, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization raised its forecast to an annual growth rate of 20.6 percent in 2017 and seven percent in 2018, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The largest growth categories include memory (60.1%), followed by sensors (15.9%). All geographical regions are…

Jaggaer - digital procurement survey

Are You Ready for Digital Procurement?

The answer is not yet, according to a new survey released by JAGGAER in cooperation with the Austrian Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BMÖ). Although the survey finds a majority of companies wary of using the newest technologies, including blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), and digital assistants/chatbots in their procurement organizations, they…

Samsung Capital Expenditure for DRAM and NAND

Will Samsung Dash China’s Memory Market Hopes?

Is Samsung’s massive $26 billion semiconductor capex only delaying China’s push into the memory device market? While it’s not likely to halt China’s inevitable drive into the DRAM and NAND flash markets despite technology challenges, it may wield a bigger influence on its competitors’ capex plans as Samsung protects its leadership position. For buyers, it…