About This Statistic
This time series shows the year-on-year revenue growth rate in the semiconductor industry from 1988 to 2015, and forecasted growth rates to 2018. In 2017, the semiconductor industry is predicted to grow by 3.3 percent. Semiconductors are crucial components of electronics devices. Due to their ability to conduct electricity under some circumstances but not others, they are useful for controlling electrical currents. By adding impurities to a semiconductor, manufacturers are able to customize its conductivity, such as by making it light- or heat-sensitive.