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In the wake of softening market demand in 2012, the global semiconductor market demand resumed in 2013. Despite the still-lukewarm macroeconomic conditions and noticeable declines in the demand for personal PCs, the worldwide semiconductor market still witnessed 3.3% year-on-year growth in 2013, bolstered mainly by the increasing demand for smart handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets.

From a macroeconomic perspective, the global economy is expected to see a slow comeback in 2014. According to statistics by IMF (International Monetary Fund), the global economy is estimated to see a 3.7% year-on-year growth in 2014, compared to just 3% in 2013. This is mainly attributed to growing economy witnessed in some major markets in 2014 such as the United States and Japan, even the euro zone. Emerging markets, though experiencing a slowdown, is expected to see 5.1% year-on-year growth in 2014, in particular China and India, where economic performance in 2014 is expected to outpace that in 2013.

Looking at the downstream demand for ICT products, the decline in personal PC shipments is expected to slow down in 2014 compared to 2013. Smart handheld devices, despite a slowdown in demand, are still expected to see positive shipment growth. Therefore, amid the global economic recovery, sales of smart handheld devices will buoy the global semiconductor market, to see a 4.4% growth in 2014 compared to 2013.

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  •     Current and future development of worldwide and Taiwanese semiconductor industry, comprising of mainly wafer foundries, IDMs (Integrated Device Manufacturers), IC design, memory, and IC packaging and testing sectors
  •     Development of major companies in the global semiconductor industry, including semiconductor market value forecast for the period 2014 - 2015
  •     Development of the Taiwanese semiconductor industry, with shipment value breakdown by sector

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Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include:
Allwinner Technology, Altera, Apple, Elpida, GlobalFoundries, Hynix, IBM, Ingenic, Inotera Memories, LeadCore, MediaTekl, Micro, RDA, Microelectronics, Rexchip, RockChip, Samsung, Spreadtrum, TSMC, UMC

Table of Contents
1. Global Semiconductor Market Development
1.1 Market Continues to Revive in 2014
1.2 Semiconductor Companies Have Optimistic Outlook of Future Development
2. Development of Taiwanese Semiconductor Industry
2.1 Taiwanese Foundries' Leading Position to Remain Intact
2.2 Taiwan's IC Design Industry Sees Shipment Value Rev Up with Mid-to-low-end Smartphone Sale
2.3 Lead in Advanced Process Technology Continuing to Bolster Taiwanese Foundries
2.4 Strong Smart Handheld Device Demand to Ensure Stable Growth in the IC Packing and Testing Industry
3. Key Development Highlights
3.1 Growing Threats from Chinese IC Design Houses
3.2 MediaTek Aims to Extend Reach to High-end Market, Sustains Competitiveness in Low-priced Smartphones
3.3 Competition in Scaling Down the Dimension of Semiconductor Materials Intensifying
3.4 IDMs Cut into Wafer Foundry Business
3.5 Demand for High-end Chip Packaging and Testing to Spare More Room for Developing Value-added Services
3.6 Foundries Make Inroads in Packaging and Testing Business
4.1 Mid-to-low-end Smartphones Continuing to Drive Taiwanese IC Design Industry Upward in 2014
4.2 Competition in Foundries Intensifying; the Memory Industry Resuming Equilibrium
4.3 Smart Handheld Devices Driving Quality and Quantity Improvement in the Packaging and Testing Industry


List of Figures
Figure 1 The Worldwide Semiconductor Market Volume, 2009 - 2015
Figure 2 North American and Japanese Semiconductor Book-to-Bill Ratio, January – November 2013
Figure 3 Taiwanese Semiconductor Industry Value by Sector Type, 2009 - 2014
Figure 4 Taiwanese IC Design Industry Shipment Value, 2009 - 2014
Figure 5 Taiwanese IC Manufacturing Industry Value, 2009 - 2014
Figure 6 Taiwanese IC Packaging and Testing Industry Value, 2009 – 2014

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