Propelled by a 50 percent share of IDM sales and a 64 percent share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55 percent of the total worldwide IC market in 2020, IC Insights reports.
Regional market shares of IDMs (companies operating wafer fabs), fabless companies, and total IC sales were led by U.S. headquartered companies in 2020.
U.S. companies held 55 percent of the total worldwide IC market in 2020 followed by the South Korean companies with a 21 percent share. Taiwanese companies, on the strength of their fabless company IC sales, held 7 percent of total IC sales, one point greater than the European and Japanese companies. As shown, Chinese companies held only 5 percent of the global IC market in 2020.
South Korean and Japanese companies have an extremely weak presence in the fabless IC segment and the Taiwanese and Chinese companies have a very low share of the IDM portion of the IC market. Overall, U.S.-headquartered companies showed the most balance with regard to IDM, fabless, and total IC industry market share.
In 2020, the Japanese companies’ IC industry market share continued its descent that began back in the 1990s. Japanese companies held almost half of the worldwide IC market share in 1990 only to see that share fall precipitously over the past 30 years to only 6 percent in 2020. While the European companies market share decline has not been as steep as the Japanese companies, the European firms also held only a 6 percent share of the global IC market last year, down from 9 percent in 1990.
In contrast to the Japanese and European companies IC market share slide over the past three decades, the U.S. and Asian IC suppliers have seen their shares climb since 1990. Asian companies have seen their share of the worldwide IC market surge from a minuscule 4 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2020. This increase in share by the Asian IC suppliers equates to a 30-year IC sales CAGR of 15.5 percent, slightly more than double the total IC market CAGR of 7.7 percent over this same time period.
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