Power On: The U.S. Semiconductor Industry Stays Insulated from Economic Uncertainty

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--The Economics, Research & Analytics practice at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2008 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the North American semiconductors market, to be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. PST.

The domestic semiconductor industry is perceived to be lackluster due to falling optimism in the overall U.S. economy. However, this is expected to be offset by the moderately growing consumer electronics market, the principal end-user of semiconductors. Optimism surrounding the upcoming U.S. presidential election and an anticipated rebound of the economy, are expected to have favorable implications for the semiconductor industry. Concerns of immigration laws and macroeconomic issues related to open and free trade have tremendous bearing on the health of the semiconductor industry. With the majority of U.S., semiconductor sales taking place outside the country, the role of international trade is intensified.

The briefing will discuss the current economic scenario in the U.S. and provide a background on the industry in Asia. The briefing will benefit semiconductor manufacturers, manufacturers of consumer electronics, and firms considering outsourcing or engaging with Asian counterparts for R&D and offshoring. Highlights of the briefing include an overview of the U.S. economy, and semiconductors industry; an overview of the global semiconductor industry; a discussion of drivers and challenges faced by the industry; implications of the economic climate on the industry; a backgrounder on the Asian semiconductor industry and competitive landscape; possible solutions to current challenges; and potential future growth opportunities.

The unpredictable economic climate has made technological sophistication and lower cost structures imperative for semiconductor companies in the U.S. to sustain their leadership, explains Frost & Sullivan Research Associate, Prerna Mohan. Forecasts of a looming recession, offset by optimism for the end-user consumer electronics industry, and opportunities to capitalize on the booming Asian market, are expected to help buoy the U.S. semiconductor industry.

To participate in the briefing, please email Stephanie Ochoa, Corporate Communications, at stephanie.ochoa@frost.com with the following information: your full name, title, company name, company telephone number, company email address, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be emailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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Contacts

Frost & Sullivan
Stephanie Ochoa, 210-247-2421
Corporate Communications North America
F: 210-348-1003
stephanie.ochoa@frost.com
http://www.frost.com

Contacts

Frost & Sullivan
Stephanie Ochoa, 210-247-2421
Corporate Communications North America
F: 210-348-1003
stephanie.ochoa@frost.com
http://www.frost.com