Market vision

After three years of declining revenue growth, the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to climb 15% in 1999 with revenues forecast to reach $154.5 billion, according to Dataquest Inc. (www.dataquest.com), a San Jose, CA, market-research firm. Company analysts anticipate this growth based on Y2K concerns, protective ordering, firming of DRAM prices, and a stronger yen/dollar exchange rate.

Mar 1st, 1999

Market vision

After three years of declining revenue growth, the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to climb 15% in 1999 with revenues forecast to reach $154.5 billion, according to Dataquest Inc. (www.dataquest.com), a San Jose, CA, market-research firm. Company analysts anticipate this growth based on Y2K concerns, protective ordering, firming of DRAM prices, and a stronger yen/dollar exchange rate.

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