Key Drivers of the Semiconductor Industry in 2018

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Country or region: Asia Pacific (Overall)

Summary:
Key Drivers of the Semiconductor Industry in 2018
  • Following comparatively strong performances in 2017, the 10 largest capitalised stocks that operate in, or maintain a service focus to semiconductor businesses have been more mixed in the 2018 YTD, averaging a 4% decline.
  • This has brought the average 12 month total return of the 10 stocks to 19%, which compares to a 12% gain for Bloomberg Asia Pacific Semiconductors Index. The strongest of the 10 stocks over the past 12 months were AEM Holdings and Micro-Mechanics.
  • Key drivers relevant to the industry include increased memory demand and proliferation of digital technologies. At the same time more complex application, increased industry competition and trends to cut costs provide industry challenges.


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Abstract

Key Drivers of the Semiconductor Industry in 2018
  • Following comparatively strong performances in 2017, the 10 largest capitalised stocks that operate in, or maintain a service focus to semiconductor businesses have been more mixed in the 2018 YTD, averaging a 4% decline.
  • This has brought the average 12 month total return of the 10 stocks to 19%, which compares to a 12% gain for Bloomberg Asia Pacific Semiconductors Index. The strongest of the 10 stocks over the past 12 months were AEM Holdings and Micro-Mechanics.
  • Key drivers relevant to the industry include increased memory demand and proliferation of digital technologies. At the same time more complex application, increased industry competition and trends to cut costs provide industry challenges.



Date of original publication:

06/12/2018


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