State of Semiconductor Inventories Improved for Several Segments

    VLSIresearch reported that the state of semiconductor inventories improved for several segments as 2016 came to a close. However, it’s not expected to be a tailwind anytime soon, as this was a reduction typical for the holiday season. Note that the big reduction came at OEMs, while finished die banks at chip companies held high, despite reductions in capacity utilization at wafer fabs across the industry. This indicates a high level of fear at OEMs for carrying IC inventory into the New Year.

     

     

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