Semi analysts Future Horizons said the growth in the market this was driven by a global economy which got stronger and stronger.
But, said principal analyst Malcolm Penn: "ASPs steadfastly refused to recover, not helped by a ruthless and ongoing AMD-Intel microprocessor price war."
Penn said that fab capacity,with more and more 12-inch (300 millimetre) wafers being produces.
Average semiconductor selling price going down
Posted on Friday, Nov 24 2006 @ 14:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The worldwide semiconductor market grew 19 percent this year, but AMD and Intel are blamed for dragging down the average selling prices (ASPs).