IC sales recovered for the second week in a row

    Semiconductor Analytics: April 23, 2020
    G. Dan Hutcheson
    VLSI's Semiconductor Analytics report
    Semiconductor sales recovered for the second week in a row. Despite the improvement, sales are still well below the same week in 2019. Semiconductor Supply-Demand held at Balanced last week, though conditions for Foundry improved to Tight while OSATs moved up to Saturated. Despite the improvement, OSATs still see little demand-pull out of the fab into Assembly & Test and into contract manufacturers. DRAM remained stuck in Saturated due to weak demand. The 2Q20/2Q19 quarter Nowcast remained deeply in the red. DRAM and Auto are the worst, falling with the glide path of a rock, with Analog & Power not too far behind. NAND and Logic are best off, but they've slipped in negative territory.



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