As the new crown pneumonia epidemic continues to spread around the world, the semiconductor industry, which was originally expected to recover in 2020, will also decline again due to the impact of the epidemic.
The market research company IC Insights has lowered the global semiconductor market sales for two consecutive months. In January, it forecasted an 8% year-on-year increase in 2020 to $384.8 billion, and in March, it was lowered to a 3% increase to $370.6 billion; in April, IC Insights Another downward revision, pointing to a 4% year-over-year decline in 2020 to $345.8 billion.
Market research firm Gartner expects global semiconductor market sales to increase by 0.9% from a previous year-on-year increase of 12.5%, down to 415.4 billion US dollars, a decrease of 55 billion US dollars compared to the previous forecast.
It is worth mentioning that TSMC, a leading semiconductor manufacturer, performed well in the first quarter, with revenue reaching 72.8 billion yuan, a decrease of 2.1% from the previous month and a year-on-year increase of 42%. The performance exceeded previous expectations. TSMC is about to hold a press conference, and TSMC’s views on the market will also be the focus of the semiconductor industry.