It's cold and gloomy

Shereen Vaux
Shereen Vaux
  • Order activity for semiconductor equipment continued to decline, falling to 56 degrees
    • The decline accelerated last week with all segments losing 2 or more degrees
  • Major chipmakers are cutting utilization, particularly at the leading-edge, as end demand continues to shrink
  • Memory is at a chilly 36 degrees and isn’t showing any signs of improvement
  • SOC Compute fell 5 degrees, marking the largest decline this week
    • Demand has stalled, resulting in less order activity
  • Macroeconomic headwinds continue to hurt consumer markets
  • TechInsights’ Chip Price Performance Index extended its decline
    • DRAM fell
    • NAND slipped
    • MPUs slipped
  • Utilization is falling across all wafer sizes

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