January 5, 2010
The "Reset" Economy and the 2010 IC Industry
In 4Q08, General Electric’s chief executive Jeff Immelt coined the term "reset economy." He used this phrase in an attempt to describe what he expected to be a very different world after the global economic crisis came to an end as compared to before the meltdown. His belief was that businesses, governments, and consumers would operate very differently in the post-crisis economy and that GE needed to adjust to this new environment.
IC Insights believes that this "reset" philosophy can be applied to the worldwide IC industry outlook. In only 12 months, the IC industry endured the most volatile quarterly swings in its history. While 4Q08 and 1Q09 set records for dramatic sequential quarterly IC unit shipment declines, 2Q09 and 3Q09 set records for the fastest-ever sequential quarterly growth for IC units! After such a period, it is probably best to step back and take a fresh look at the IC industry as it stands today and assess what can be expected for 2010.
The 2010 edition of The McClean Report provides IC Insights’ current outlook for the new environment in the "reset" IC industry. Consider some of the following points:
There has been a 180-degree turn in the fortunes of the IC industry in the 12 months from December of 2008 to December of 2009!
Isn’t it time you "reset" your outlook for the new and very different IC industry of the future?
A subscription to The McClean Report is your key to understanding one of the most volatile markets in the world—the IC market. Learn from the researchers that understand the IC industry cycles, the only researchers that predicted the correct shape of the IC market rebound in 2009! Packed with 400 tables and graphs, the 2010 edition of the report is available in three-ring binder, CD-ROM, and on-line formats, and also comes with free monthly updates by e-mail from March through November. A single copy of the report in CD-ROM or binder format is priced at $2,890. A bundled CD-binder set is priced at $3,385. An Internet access password is available as a $695 option. The report is also available under a multi-user corporate license for $5,990.
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IC Insights, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective market research for the semiconductor industry. Founded in 1997, IC Insights offers coverage of global economic trends, semiconductor market forecasts, capital spending and fab capacity trends, product market details, and technology trends, as well as complete IC company profiles and evaluations of end-use applications driving demand for ICs.