The outlook is gloomy as we head into 2023
- Order activity for semiconductor equipment continued to decline, falling to 52 degrees
- The November data from the Taiwanese manufacturers was mixed
- TSMC continues to increase sales to record levels; this will likely worsen the excess inventories in the supply chain
- Subcon sales have decelerated significantly in November with sales down 6% from the previous month
- Turning to memory, Nanya sales were flat from the previous month, however they were down a massive 62% from November 2021
- On the Fabless side, MediaTek continues to slow, down 20% on yearly basis
- There were some changes to the forecast in November. IC sales and units for 2022 were lowered to 4% as the last quarter is coming in slightly lower than anticipated
- Electronics and Equipment forecasts for 2022 and 2023 remain unchanged
- TechInsights’ Chip Price Performance Index extended its decline
- DRAM fell
- NAND flat
- MPUs flat
- Production is turning lower
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