What trends did we see in Q4 2014?
Fourth-quarter results for the technology sector were mixed. In general, Internet, Semiconductor and EMS/Distributor companies performed well.
With uncertainty comes market volatility and this was highly visible in the VIX throughout the quarter.
The outlook remains positive. US markets posted new highs and technology IPOs maintained a strong pace, with 34 new IPOs raising US$7.5bn, a 33% improvement over Q4’13.
Macroeconomic factors for the tech industry remained favorable, with the US economy expanding and consumer sentiment surging. Across Asia the story was also positive.
At the sector level, the Hardware market has firmed up, with PC shipments witnessing a recovery, while Software services posted another strong quarter.