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Semiconductor Industry Trends and Growth
Navigating market disruption
For over 50 years, the semiconductor industry has had an amazing history of scientific innovation, productivity, wealth creation, and enablement of technologies and devices that have improved quality of life for mankind. However, the industry is at a unique point unseen in the high growth and volatile history.
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First the good news, silicon device demand continues throughout our world as computing power is increasingly required in all parts of life. Moreover, overall industry volatility has reduced as no one product is the dominant consumer of components at any given time as in decades past. On the downside, the fundamental assumptions of scaling according to Moore’s law are increasingly a factor in device design and manufacturing investment leading to new architectures, structures, materials, and methods. As of late, the industry has also consolidated significantly following the same path of past maturing industries. The result is a consolidated industry optimized for profitability, efficiency, and scale to serve the evolving end market needs.
As the industry matures, an external trusted advisor is often helpful to navigate new challenges, redefine processes and systems, and help manage uncertainty in the face of industry challenges. The Deloitte Semiconductor practice is able to bring the strength of our multi-service, global organization to help with the most critical issues while understanding the complexities, nuances, and uniqueness of the industry.
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IoT: Connected revolution
Digital supply networks
Consolidation through M&A
The slowing of Moore’s Law and EUV
Looming talent gap challenges semiconductor industry
Despite impressive growth, the semiconductor industry is contending with a shortage of core skills and talent. Deloitte joined with Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) to conduct a Workforce Development Survey of industry executives. The report presents key insights from the survey and recommendations for addressing the talent shortage to position semiconductor companies for continued growth.
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