The gloomy economic scenario heavily impacted the semiconductor industry. But in the past few months, this industry has shown signs of recovery. According to IDC, the semiconductor market will experience 3.5% revenue-growth this year.
Increasing shipments of mobile phones and tablets in the first quarter of 2013 are driving this growth. Shipment of smartphones using semiconductors grew by 42%, year-over-year, in the quarter ending March.
This industry possesses enormous growth potential, and one of the companies that will benefit out of it is Vishay Intertechnology (VSH).
Vishay is among the largest manufacturers, designers, and suppliers of semiconductors and passive components in the U.S. Vishay operates in two business segments-- semiconductors and passive components.
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