According to the understanding that global semiconductors have shrunk for the first time in four years, semiconductor business in 2023 will decrease by 4% compared to 2022, indicating that consumers' demand for consumer electronics is declining. consumer consumption declines. Demand for smartphones and servers, which use semiconductors, has fallen sharply.
The industry group World Semiconductor Trade Statistics Association also said that this is the first time since 2019 that the size of the semiconductor market has been lower than the previous year. The number of memory semiconductors needed to store data will be drastically reduced. Investment in memory-hungry data centers has stalled as shipments of smartphones and personal computers slump.