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Legg Mason: Is semiconductor growth over? Think again

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13 Feb 2019

Legg Mason: Is semiconductor growth over? Think again

Last year was a tough one for the semiconductor industry – the makers of those essential electrical components found in all modern technology. Fears over slowing demand for memory chips, rising inventory levels and the ongoing US/China trade war led to significant declines in share prices in the second half of the year.

For us though, the bigger picture hasn’t changed. Long-term demand is coming from a raft of digital technologies, broadly referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The structural growth drivers to these companies therefore remain firmly in place.

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