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Semiconductor Industry to Slow Down in 2015

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Gartner, a research and advisory firm, recently predicted that the semiconductor industry will slow down for the year 2015. They cite several reasons for this prediction.

1) A strong US dollar.

A strong dollar has slowed growth in the technology industry. Apple, Facebook, and Amazon cited a 6-7% decrease in overall revenue for the first quarter of 2015.


2) A decline in PC sales

PC sales have continued to decline over the past few years. This is one reason behind Intel's decision to buy Altera FPGA. Nonetheless, the release of Skylake, Intel's new product, has the potential to curve this decilne.


3) Memory market will slow down

Compared to the 32% increase the memory market saw for the year 2014, Gartner believes that the market will now slow down to a steady 7.9% for 2015.

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   A slowdown in one technology market will impact growth in other markets as well. A strong US dollar will impact sale of builds, consumer products, and other technology.


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