Practical Economics for Business Forecasting
Hilltop Economics provides economic forecasts and analyses for clients on a subscription basis, training for businesses who use the EViews software for forecasting, and presentations on the global economy to companies and conferences.

For companies in the semiconductor and related materials industry, Hilltop Economics provides a monthly outlook of the global economy and semiconductor business for the Econometric Semiconductor Forecast (ESF) published by Linx-Consulting, LLC.  The chart below shows the historical forecast performance of the ESF for the past seven years. The forecast performance for longer horizons is far superior to alternative time series methods as well as survey methods reported by other forecasters of the Million Square Inches (MSI) of silicon wafers converted into semiconductor chips.

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