The semiconductor market suffered a setback in 1996 but is set to bounce back next year, according to a Dataquest survey.
The report said that turnover in the market will fall by around 10 per cent this year, with a total worldwide value of $137 billion. According to analysts at the company, the market fell more steeply than it had anticipated at the beginning of the year.
The reasons, said Dataquest, were overstocking, overcapacity, the collapse of the memory market and the yen-dollar exchange rate.
But better news is ahead next year. The price of memory will stabilise and sales of kit will rise. Dataquest said it estimated the total value of the market will be $154 billion in 1997, rising to $290 billion in 2000.
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