Gartner predicts $300bn semiconductor revenue

Worldwide semiconductor revenue in 2010 is forecast to reach $300bn (£195bn) − a 31.5 per cent increase from 2009 revenue of $228bn, according to the latest outlook by US information technology research and advisory firm Gartner.

Analysts project worldwide semiconductor revenue to total $314bn in 2011 − a 4.6 per cent increase from 2010.

The projected 2010 revenue for the semiconductor industry has increased from Gartner’s forecast in the second quarter of 2010, when it expected worldwide semiconductor sales to grow 27.1 per cent.

Analysts warned that, while semiconductor revenue is still poised to hit record levels this year, second-half growth is expected to be below seasonal norms as semiconductor sales align with electronic system sales.