Semiconductor Sales to Grow at 7.1% CAGR Through 2026

IC Insights forecasts total semiconductor sales will rise 11% this year following a very strong 25% increase in 2021 and an 11% increase in 2020.  If achieved, it would mark the first time since 1993-1995 that the semiconductor market has enjoyed three consecutive years of double-digit growth. From 2016-2021, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR)…

Chip Capex to Grow 34% in 2021 to Reach Record $152 Billion

Purse strings were wide open this year as worldwide semiconductor capex is on track to surge 34% —  its strongest percentage gain since a 41% increase in 2017 — to $152 billion, according to IC Insights. The $152 billion in outlays this year would represent a new record-high annual amount of spending, surpassing the previous…

How Can Companies Combat the Electronic Components Shortage?

The ongoing electronic components shortage continues to disrupt businesses across the economy. Combined with other current supply chain crises — like growing port congestion and a shortage of truck drivers — the shortage has made electronics device manufacturing much more of a challenge. For businesses navigating the shortage, these strategies may be the most effective…

Buyers to Find Relief in Q1 2022 DRAM Pricing

Buyers will find some pricing relief early next year as DRAM ASPs are expected to decline by as much as 8- to -13 percent, according to TrendForce. Gating materials and components are pushing DRAMs into oversupply in Q4, reports distributor Fusion Worldwide. As a result, year-end audits and inventory issues may cause buyers to hold off purchasing or…

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U.S. Factories Power Though Supply Chain Constraints

For 16 months the U.S. manufacturing sector has expanded in spite of – rather than thanks to – the global supply chain. The U.S. PMI in September increased by 1.2 percent to 61.1, according to the Institute for Supply Management. However, concern regarding the semiconductor shortage reached its highest level so far this year, said…

Foundry Sales to Surpass $100 Billion in 2021

Robust demand for advanced processors used in networking and data center computers, new 5G smartphones, and ICs used in other high-growth electronics market applications such as robotics, self-driving vehicles and driver-assist automation, artificial intelligence, machine-learning and image recognition systems is forecast to lift total foundry sales to $107.2 billion in 2021, a 23 percent increase…

Report: Reshoring Pace Accelerates in 1H 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic, supported by U.S. government initiatives, has spurred a national push to strengthen the domestic supply chain, according to the Reshoring Initiative. If the second half of the year progresses at the same rate as 1H, reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) job announcements for 2021 are projected to be over 220,000 –…