IDC News Release, 12/9/10
International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide semiconductor revenues will grow 9% year over year in 2011 and will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% for the 2010-2015 forecast period. This follows the strong recovery in 2010, which produced growth of 23% over 2009 according to the latest version of IDC’s Semiconductor Application Forecaster (SAF).
The Computing industry segment represents about 40% of all semiconductor revenues and will show year-over-year (2011) and CAGR (2010-2015) growth rates of 7% and 6%, respectively, after registering revenues of $113 billion in 2010. The launch of Sandybridge and Fusion APU in 2011, by Intel and AMD respectively, should help to accelerate the PC replacement cycle and drive semiconductor demand into 2012.
Dow Jones News Service, 12/9/10
A pair of research firms Thursday forecast the global semiconductor industry is poised to grow at a single-digit rate next year, albeit at a slower pace than what the sector has seen this year.
International Data Corp. forecast global semiconductor revenue will grow 9% on year in 2011 on top of a 23% expected increase this year, to $302 billion.
Gartner News Release, 12/8/10
Worldwide connected e-reader sales to end users are forecast to total 6.6 million units in 2010, up 79.8 percent from 2009 sales of 3.6 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2011, worldwide e-reader sales are projected to surpass 11 million units, a 68.3 percent increase from 2010.
The market for e-reading devices — portable devices that use an E Ink, e-paper or similar display technology — has become crowded and is at risk of commoditization due to developments in adjacent markets, such as those for media tablets, according to Gartner analysts.
IDC, December 2010
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Reuters News, 11/29/10
Market researchers are scaling back forecasts for global sales of personal computers, blaming an uncertain economic outlook in some markets and competition from tablet devices such as Apple Inc’s iPad.
Research firm Gartner cut its 2010 forecast on Monday, just as the crucial holiday sales season was getting under way for PC makers like Hewlett-Packard Co, Acer, Dell Inc and Lenovo.
Gartner said it expected consumers and businesses to hold off on buying PCs in the near-term as they seek to save money.
Gartner News Release, 11/29/10
Five Disruptive Forces Challenging PC Industry
Worldwide PC shipments are on pace to total 352.4 million units in 2010, a 14.3 percent increase from 2009, according to the latest preliminary forecast by Gartner, Inc. These projections are down from Gartner’s previous PC shipment forecast in September of 17.9 percent growth.
2011 worldwide PC shipments are forecast to reach 409 million units, a 15.9 percent increase from 2010. This is down from Gartner’s earlier estimate of 18.1 percent growth for 2011.
Gartner News Release, 10/18/10
Analysts Discuss Key Issues Facing the IT Industry during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2010, October 17-21, in Orlando
Worldwide enterprise IT spending is forecast to reach $2.5 trillion in 2011, a 3.1 percent increase from 2010 spending of $2.4 trillion, according to Gartner, Inc. 2010 enterprise IT spending is on track to total $2.4 trillion, a 2.4 percent increase from 2009. Over the next five years, enterprise IT spending will represent a period of timid and at times lackluster growth with spending totaling $2.8 trillion in 2014.
IDC News Release, 10/15/10
The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published a qualitative summary update to its Semiconductor Application Forecaster (SAF) in which the major semiconductor application segments are reviewed. The new report highlights some of the key trends affecting IDC’s semiconductor forecast projections for the remainder of this year and into 2011.