Some PC chips down as much as 20% in Q2
6/15/2015 02:45 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Demand for semiconductors continued to weaken in the second quarter with some PC assemblers in Asia suggesting a decline in purchases of some parts of as much as 15-20% from the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from Wall Street analysts at Deutsche Bank.
“The iPhone supply chain and the automotive market continue to remain the only bright spots,” said analysts who visited nearly 30 companies in Taiwan, Korea and Japan in five days.
Chip demand also is weak for tablets, TVs and many Android phones, according to the report that gave the chip sector a neutral ranking overall.
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