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Wait Times and Profits are Up as the Chip Industry Sets its Sites on $1 Trillion in Sales According

Updated: Mar 19, 2022

By RJ Bardsley

Jan 30, 2022

There are some great stats on the silicon industry in this recent story in The Wall Street Journal. Here are a few numbers from the piece highlighting the state of the industry, and where it’s headed:

- Silicon industry sales hit a collective $500 billion in 2021

- But supply isn’t keeping up with demand; U.S. manufacturers are down to five days of inventory for key chips—compared with a 40-day supply a few years ago.

- The average wait time for chips is now up to 25 weeks; 10-14 weeks is considered healthy

- There was a ton of investment in the silicon industry over the last year or so; Bain Capital now expects there could be overcapacity in the industry by 2025

- But that doesn’t mean there won’t be growth – Gartner is predicting $692.5 billion in sales by 2025, and up to $1 trillion by 2030

The article is definitely worth the read. #Tech#PR#Comms#chips#silicon#investment

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