Macro Minutes: Performance Drivers for Semiconductors

In this Macro Minutes video, Fisher Investments’ Securities Research Analyst YoungRo Yoon provides an overview of the semiconductor industry and explains our outlook. 

Key Points

  • Accelerated chip demand during the pandemic and supply chain issues led to stronger pricing power and margin expansions for chipmakers.
  • From an investment perspective, not all semiconductor companies are created equal. Semiconductor companies may design, manufacture or provide infrastructure for chip production.
  • Semiconductor margins meaningfully expanded over the years due to specialized equipment and complexity in technology.


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