Philadelphia Semiconductor Index

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Philadelphia Semiconductor Index

An index, weighted for price, of 19 American publicly-traded companies involved at some level in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of semiconductors. It began in 1993 and it is considered a benchmark of stocks in the semiconductor industry.
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But the shares are trading up 69% year-to-date, with the semiconductor sector index up less than 30% over the same period.
Smaller foundries are likely to see margin pressure as 8" order cuts come through and mature 12" demand weakens, said the analyst, who added that he does not expect a reversal of the trend of Asian semis underperforming the broader PHLX Semiconductor Sector index (SOX).
The PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (XSOX) is lower by nearly 11% over the past week, including a 4.32% decline on Monday.
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