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).
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.

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