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May 6th, 2013
SATS market grew 2.1 percent in 2012
The worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market totaled $24.5 billion in 2012, a 2.1 percent increase from 2011, according to final results from Gartner, Inc.
"After experiencing relatively mild 1.8 percent growth in 2011, the SATS market remained in a slow-growth mode for 2012," said Jim Walker, research vice president at Gartner. "Weakness in the PC market, which started in 2011 and carried into 2012, and lower overall consumer demand were contributors to the slow growth. This weak demand for semiconductor devices resulted in inventory buildup for much of the year."
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