A report from market analyst iSuppli calls the current growth in the semiconductors industry steroidal.
With economic turbulence stabilising and positivity returning to electronics industries, a dual effect is driving inventories for producers of semiconductors.
The "strong growth in demand for electronics" is one of the two factors, accompanied by an apparent desire among producers to outpace this appetite.
As a result, companies' stockpiles of semiconductor devices have increased, driving the overall figures for production higher.
Dale Ford, senior vice-president for iSuppli, adds that the cautious approach adopted during the turbulent months has left parts of the market under pressure.
"Careful management of semiconductor inventories and tight controls on manufacturing capacity have resulted in an environment where supply is not able to match demand," he comments.
The report comes from iSuppli's Semiconductor Value Chain research area, which treats semiconductor supply as "a primary, unremitting concern" for electronics operators in general.