But that doesn't mean to say they won't grow
While sales of semiconductors won't be quite as buoyant as they were in 2017, the market will still grow by 15.7 percent.
Weather hotting up
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported monthly sales for May 2018 and show the chip industry in the continent remains buoyant.
Forever upwards. It seems
Sales of semiconductors in February last exceeded forecasts, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Up up and away
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) said sales of semiconductors in the region rose by 19.9 percent in January, compared to sales in January 2018.
Good news and bad news
A forecast from organisation the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) estimates that semiconductor sales in 2018 will only grow by 9.5 percent.
It's a record
The market for semiconductors worldwide saw sales rise by 21.6 percent and worth $412 billion.