Advanced Forecasting, Inc.


Advanced Forecasting, the semiconductor and related industries’ most accurate forecasting group provides decision-makers with quantitative forecasts of changes in direction to make better business decisions. Advanced Forecasting’s leading services include forecasts for the IC cycle, semiconductor materials and equipment-components, wafer sales, semiconductor equipment (front-end and back-end), and communication ICs.

Founded in 1987, Advanced Forecasting’s models have accurately predicted 90% of the major turning points in the IC industry since inception. Both Semiconductor International and Semiconductor Magazine identified Advanced Forecasting as having the most accurate forecast of the 2001 recession. Due to this track record, it has acquired a user base of more than 400 companies worldwide.

In 1985, following rosy but completely inaccurate forecasts for that year by all forecasters, the need for a purely quantitative forecast model was prompted by a group of silicon-valley engineers pursuing their MBA degrees at Santa Clara University. This group complained to (at the time) Professor Handelsman that there was a lack of accurate forecasting in the semiconductor industry. Professor Handelsman began developing a quantitative model during the 1985-1986 period and introduced it, for free, in August 1986. By January 1987, the number of recipients grew to one hundred. The rest is forecasting history.

Advanced Forecasting maintains strong relationships with several trade organizations such as NEDA (National Electronic Distributors Association), AVEM (Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers), SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association), and SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International).

Year Founded: 1987

Topic Coverage:

  • Semiconductors
  • Ssemiconductor equipment by segment
  • Materials industries

Contact Information:

12280 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd., Suite 111
Saratoga, CA 95070


T: (408) 725-2964
F: (408) 253-1453



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