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Chip industry outlook to be discussed at London event

14th January 2015
Mick Elliott

Last October the WSTS/SIA issued a hugely pessimistic forecast for just 3.4 percent semiconductor market growth for 2015. Share panic set in when Microchip issued a profit and sales warning accredited to a "broad-based industry downturn and correction" based on its weak September sales, especially in China.

Microchip is a great company but with $2bn revenues should not be cast as a bell-weather for the whole $330bn semiconductor industry.  And just three months later it reported a sales rebound citing "business is proving better than previously expected".

Maclom Penn, Chief Executive Officer of Future Horizons sees this type of knee-jerk reaction is typical of the current industry jitters and paranoia.

Penn will aim to give a more condiered outlook at Future Horizons' annual Semiconductor Industry Outlook and Forecast on January 20.

“We have given analysis and guidance that has remained constant and clear throughout this turmoil - just look at the underlying data and you see more stable trends. If you want the facts and forensic analyses of what's really happening, sign up now for the Outlook and Forecast event, says Penn. “Delegates will get the proven analyst's view … plus the reasons why.”

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When & Where Tue 20 Jan 2015 Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, SW7 4DN, UK 10:30am-4:00pm

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