Worldwide silicon demand and OEM electronics sales are expected to slow to 7% and 6% in 2022 as semiconductor shortages are abating and Macro headwinds intensify


Updates included are the following:

  • ForecastPro:
    • Silicon Demand – v22.07
    • Electronics and Macroeconomy Industry Forecast – v22.07
    • Historical Ratios and Utilization Rates – v22.07
    • Long-Term Semiconductor and Equipment Forecast – v22.06

The semiconductor industry carried much of the strong momentum from the last couple of years into 2022 with silicon demand increasing more than 10% in 1H22 from a year ago. However, the momentum is expected to wane in 2H22 due to rising inventory levels, weaker consumer demand, and a slowing macroeconomic environment. Much of the weakness at the Macro level has been driven by the FED, which has been raising interest rates substantially to rein in soaring inflation. This is slowing economic activity and curtailing demand. This will also affect OEM electronics which are now expected to grow 6%, down from our previous forecast of 7%.

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