POLL: Have you lived in Chattanooga longer than five years? No: 50.00% (1) Yes: 50.00% (1) Total Responses: 2 Downtown Chattanooga's lack of housing four years ago offered little to people who sought to reside close to their central city jobs and a growing slate of eateries, retail space and amenities. But an array of new housing downtown, coupled with a strengthening local economy, is helping fuel a faster pace of population growth in Chattanooga, according to U.S. Census Bureau data and city officials. New census estimates show the city of Chattanooga gained nearly 2,000 more people in 2017 — the most for any year since 2010. The growth rate last year of about 1.1 percent was the best among Tennessee's four biggest cities, the data show. Staff file photo by Doug Strickland / A basement is under construction at a townhome in the Cameron Harbor development on Riverfront Parkway. Staff file photo by Doug Strickland / A... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times … [Read more...] about Chattanooga’s 2017 population growth rate was best among Tennessee’s 4 biggest cities
Industry growth rates
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--After strong year-over-year growth of 24% in 2017, worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to grow for the third consecutive year in 2018 to $450 billion, up 7.7% over 2017, according to a new Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data Corporation ( IDC ). The SAF also forecasts that semiconductor revenues will log a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9% from 2017-2022, reaching $482 billion in 2022.The overall memory market was the key story of last year, due to strong demand, limited supply, and product mix constraints. The DRAM and NAND memory markets grew to $73 billion and $49 billion respectively, reflecting year-over-year growth rates of 77% and 52% for 2017. Excluding DRAM and NAND, the overall semiconductor market grew by 12% year over year. For 2018, non-memory semiconductors are forecast to grow $11 billion to $302 billion. Both DRAM and NAND will continue to grow this year, but are expected … [Read more...] about Market Growth Rate Peaks After a Strong 2017; IDC Forecasts Semiconductor Revenue Growth of 7.7%, Reaching $450 Billion in 2018
The International Data Corporation, IDC, has come up with a new long-term forecast that attempts to predict how the smartphone market is going to look like in 2019. And while it's not exactly a depressing forecast, let's just say it foreshadows the end of the wild and dynamic days of the mobile industry, which we're currently enjoying. According to IDC's data, the growth of the global smartphone market is already showing signs of slowing down, with year-over-year growth in 2015 expected to stand at around 10.4%, down from the considerably more inviting 26.3% in 2014. Last year, IDC initially expected yearly growth in 2015 to reach 12.2%, but eventually lowered its forecast to 11.3%. Now, the research firm is adjusting its data once again, lowering it even further, to 10.4%. Still, if this number seems modest now, wait until you see IDC's year-on-year growth expectations for 2019: just 5.1%! Part of the reason for this could be that the Chinese market appears to be maturing, as its … [Read more...] about Slower market growth and lack of dynamics in IDC’s latest long-term forecast, could it be mistaken?
Last year saw the lowest smartphone volumes growth rate in recent memory, but research firm Gartner pegs 2018 as when shipments are going to come back roaring, mainly on account of the iPhone X, whose production rate increase is likely to spill into the next quarter, as now Apple is struggling with a Romeo and Juliet problem. "We expect Apple’s iPhone X to be the sales driver in North America, China and Western Europe, despite its high price," tips Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner, and the main market that will see a boost in smartphone shipments are where Apple's newest iPhone is expected to shine, namely US, Europe and China.Moreover, for all the talk of "soft" iPhone 8 and 8 Plus demand in anticipation of the iPhone X later in the season, or lack of queues in front of Apple Stores, the sales seem to be pretty substantial, according to analyst channel probes, especially at carriers. Granted, store sales have been lower than iPhone's launch period last year, but … [Read more...] about Thanks to the iPhone X, the mobile industry forecast for 2018 is growth
The historic flood of merger and acquisition agreements that swept through the semiconductor industry in 2015 and 2016 slowed significantly in 2017, but the total value of M&A deals reached in the year was still more than twice the annual average in the first half of this decade, according to IC Insights’ new 2018 McClean Report, which becomes available this month. Subscribers to The McClean Report can attend one of the upcoming half-day seminars (January 23 in Scottsdale, AZ; January 25 in Sunnyvale, CA; and January 30 in Boston, MA) that discuss the highlights of the report free of charge.In 2017, about two dozen acquisition agreements were reached for semiconductor companies, business units, product lines, and related assets with a combined value of $27.7 billion compared to the record-high $107.3 billion set in 2015 and the $99.8 billion total in 2016 (Figure 1). Prior to the explosion of semiconductor acquisitions that erupted several years ago, M&A … [Read more...] about Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 2017