On Feb 18th, Bill McClean will present "IC Market Outlook in an Unstable Economy"
IC Insights forecasts that 2015 will continue the integrated circuit industry cyclical upturn that began in 2013. This cyclical upturn is expected to gain momentum over the next several years, resulting in a 6.4% IC market CAGR over the 2013-2018 timeperiod, which would be more than 3x the 1.7% CAGR the IC market displayed from 2007-2012. Moreover, IC unit volume shipments are forecast to register a 2013-2018 CAGR of 7.1%, much better than the 4.0% CAGR shown in the 2007-2012 timeperiod.
Although a high level of uncertainty still looms over the global economy, sales of smartphones and tablet PCs continue to soar and the Internet of Things looms on the horizon. IC Insights will present its forecast for the IC market and unit volume shipments in the context of the IC industry cycle model. In order to make sense out of the current turmoil, a top-down analysis of the IC market will be given and include trends in worldwide GDP growth, electronic system sales, and semiconductor industry capital spending and capacity.
About our speaker -
Bill McClean - President, IC Insights, Inc.
Mr. McClean began his market research career in the integrated circuit industry in 1980 and founded IC Insights in 1997. During his 34 years of tracking the IC industry, Mr. McClean has specialized in market and technology trend forecasting and was responsible for developing the IC industry cycle model. At IC Insights, he serves as managing editor of the company’s market research studies and reports. In addition, he instructs for IC Insights’ seminars and has been a guest speaker at many important annual conferences held worldwide (e.g., SEMI’s ISS and Electronic Materials Conferences, The China Electronics Conference, and The European Microelectronics Summit). Mr. McClean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and an Associate degree in Aviation from the University of Illinois.