Integrated circuits to rise 8% in volume, to fall in price

IC unit volumes are expected to jump 8% in 2005 over 2004, although average selling prices (ASPs) are projected to fall. The silicon wafer industry is projected to grow from 0-5%.

IC unit volumes are expected to jump 8% in 2005 over 2004, although average selling prices (ASPs) are projected to fall. The silicon wafer industry is projected to grow from 0-5%. Products such as photoresists and CMP slurries will be flat-to-up in 2005, according to JSR Micro.