For the sake of completeness, that is, for a view of the complete 2013 semiconductor sales and sales growth forecast outlook, Mike Cowan, independent semicon consultant, has extended his model to 'capture' the forecast sales numbers for the final two quarters of 2013.
Thus, the second half of 2013 sales forecast estimate came in at $170.6 billion, which represents a 10 percent increase over the (forecasted) 2H-2012 sales of $155.2 billion.
Therefore, the full year 2013 sales forecast outlook becomes $321.1 billion, which yields an expected year-on-year sales growth forecast estimate of 7.7 percent for 2013.
Quarterly, half year and full year forecast results for 2011, 2012, and 2013 are provided in the following table.Source: Cowan LRA model, USA.
As noted all forecast numbers are italicized. Also note that a line has been included that provides the most recent (June 2012's Spring 2012 Forecast Update) WSTS/SIA forecast results for comparative purposes.