2021 Semiconductor Unit Shipments to Reach New Record

Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13 percent in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record, based on data presented in the 2021 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast…

DRAM & NAND Dominate 2020 IC Market

The IC market has demonstrated “remarkable resilience” in the face of a pandemic-driven global economic downturn, reports IC Insights, with 21 of 33 IC product categories experiencing positive growth. Coming as no surprise, each of the top-five IC product categories in terms of sales all have ties to computing or communication applications. With estimated sales…

Intel Retains Rank as No. 1 Semiconductor Supplier in 2020

The semiconductor industry has been one of the most resilient markets during this coronavirus-plagued year. Seven top-15 semiconductor suppliers are forecast to show ≥22% growth in 2020 with Nvidia expected to post a huge 50% increase, reports IC Insights.  Leading semiconductor supplier Intel, with only 4% growth, managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking. The…

Sales of Optos, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Stabilize

About eight months after the Covid-19 virus pandemic accelerated around the world—causing lockdowns in many countries and driving the global economy into a deep recession—sales of optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors have stabilized. In some  cases, revenues have begun showing signs of a slight recovery in the second half of 2020, which is…