Is the semiconductor in graver danger now than in 2000? Answers are provided during forecast seminar

June 26, 2006 — /MARKET WIRE/ — SARATOGA, Calif. — In April 2006, the IC industry reached $16.5B in revenues and 11.1B in units. These are 2.5% and 43.4%, respectively, higher than the levels achieved at the peak of 2000, just before the catastrophic recession of 2001. In addition, it is now more than four years into a continuous growth phase. Is the danger of another colossal correction looming around the corner?

“The industry may be approaching a similar situation of over-heating that just preceded the recessions of 1996 and 2001. Knowing when the end will occur for the current silicon cycle and how steep the correction might become is critical to any semiconductor equipment and materials vendors’ bottom line,” said Rosa Luis, Director of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Forecasting. The firms’ annual seminar, held during the Semicon West tradeshow in San Francisco, will address this issue while providing attendees with hands-on tools to predict this situation and implement strategies to mitigate it.

The quantitative forecasting house, also the industry’s most accurate forecaster, will share several of its forecasts, including those for IC revenues, IC units, semiconductor equipment (Inspection and Measurement, Assembly, Surface Conditioning, Expose and Write, Thermal Processing, Etch, Wafer Processing, CVD), materials, wafers, and a preview of its forecasts for IC segments (Optoelectronics, Standard Linear, Application Specific Analog, etc.).

Seats are limited, so sign up today to guarantee your seat in this popular seminar.

“The 2001 recession caught most people off guard and caused companies to resort to reactive strategies, resulting in losses and layoffs,” said Dr. Moshe Handelsman, President of Advanced Forecasting, who has 30 years of quantitative forecasting experience. “Simple quantitative tools enable you to forecast your own Turning-Points and to implement proactive strategies that take full advantage of the market situation. While damaging to the industry overall, a downturn can be an optimal time to begin making appropriate investments that will strengthen your market share and increase your profits in the long-term.”

Founded in 1987, Advanced Forecasting is a leader in forecasting demand for semiconductors, semiconductor equipment by segment, and materials industries. Its unique features are using purely quantitative input and never retroactively modifying its forecasts. It provides the industry’s most accurate forecasts and has a user base of more than 400 companies worldwide.

Rosa Luis
Director of Marketing and Sales
Advanced Forecasting
[email protected]
Toll Free: 1.888.658.3227

SOURCE: Advanced Forecasting


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