Recap and Outlook for Global and Taiwanese IC Design Industries in 2018

SKU ID : MIC- 12256786

Publishing Date : 13-Sep-2018

No. of pages : 30


  • While IC demand was affected by a slowdown in smartphone market and a slight decline in the PC market, the worldwide IC design industry continued to grow in 2017 thanks to the trend towards high-performance computing driven by AI (Artificial Intelligence). In Taiwan, despite decreased demand for communication processors caused by changes in customers’ chip adoption strategies, IC design industry value remained at the same level as in 2016 due to the expansion of IoT (Internet of Things) applications. As demand for high-performance computing continues into 2018, the worldwide and Taiwanese IC design industries are expected to grow. This report reviews the performance of the worldwide and Taiwanese IC design industries in 2017 and examines their developments in 2018 and onwards.