Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute
The report finds that the Taiwanese fabless IC industry's shipment value declined 0.2% sequentially and 6.6% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015. The industry's shipment value is anticipated to have declined further in the first quarter of 2016, reaching US$4.0 billion. In regards to application category, communications and consumer systems continued to secure the top rankings in shipment value of the fabless IC industry in the fourth quarter of 2015, with a combined share of 71%. Looking ahead to the second quarter of 2016, it is predicted that the industry's shipment value will grow and arrive at US$4.2 billion, up 4.5% sequentially and 8.4% year-on-year.