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Semiconductors: Can the surge continue?

Feb 16, 2018
From the Global Enterprise Institute

KPMG’s annual global semiconductor outlook covers topics including what sectors, new products, and geographies will drive demand; what the top strategic priorities and industry issues are; and what parts of their internal businesses semiconductor executives will invest in or transform.

The year 2017 surprised everyone. It was exceptional for the semiconductor industry—more than anyone expected. High-voltage revenue gains among the biggest semiconductor players led to record-breaking industrywide performance. How will semiconductor companies follow such remarkable performance in 2018? How can semiconductor executives flip the right switches to turn an unexpected spike into a prolonged surge of steady, upward growth?

For KPMG’s annual global semiconductor outlook, we surveyed 150 executive-level insiders about their perspectives and expectations following this banner year. We asked them about what sectors, products, and geographies will drive demand; what forces will impact their strategies; and what parts of their internal businesses they will invest in or transform. We found that while most semiconductor executives recognize it will be nearly impossible to sustain such massive growth over the long-term, optimism exists about 2018.

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