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30th November 2022
After 25 Years, IC Insights closes its business on December 30, 2022

On October 20, 2022 it was announced that TechInsights, the authoritative information platform to the semiconductor and microelectronics market, had acquired The McClean Report service.

29th November 2022
After record sales in 2022, semi sales forecast to fall -5% in 2023

Total semiconductor sales include the combined sales of ICs, optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discretes (O-S-D) components.

23rd November 2022
2023 semi capex forecast sees largest decline since 2008-09

At the start of this year, semiconductor suppliers were enjoying a strong influx of orders due to robust post-COVID-19 economic activity.

5th October 2022
Power transistor sales and ASP will both increase 11% in 2022

Power transistor sales are on pace to grow 11% in 2022 and expected to reach a sixth-straight record high level, totalling $24.5bn this year, primarily because of the highest increase in the average selling price (ASP) for products in this large discrete semiconductor segment in more than a decade

28th September 2022
Automotive IC market-share seen rising to 10% by 2026

IC Insights released its 3Q Update to the 2022 McClean Report in August.

16th September 2022
CMOS image sensors stall in ‘perfect storm’ of 2022

For most of the last two decades strong growth in CMOS image sensors pushed this product category to the top of the optoelectronics market, in terms of sales volume, generating over 40% of total opto-semiconductor annual revenues.

8th September 2022
Memory market collapse to lift TSMC to top spot in 3Q22 ranking

In its August Quarterly Update to The McClean Report released last month, IC Insights reduced its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2022 from 11% to 7%.

31st August 2022
Four large agreements prop-up 2022 semiconductor M&A total

After slowing significantly in the last half of 2021, the pace of megadeals for semiconductor mergers and acquisitions regained momentum in the first six months of 2022. This is according to M&A data contained in IC Insights’ August 3Q Update of The McClean Report service.

12th July 2022
Micron and the Taiwanese semi suppliers: coal mine canaries?

IC Insights reports on semiconductor sales and considers the implications of the semi market based on the experiences of Micron and other major foundries such as TSMC.

30th June 2022
Top 5 MPU suppliers expand share of sales to 86% in 2021

Despite economic troubles brewing this year, total microprocessor sales are expected to maintain double-digit percentage growth in 2022, rising nearly 12% to a record-high $114.8bn, thanks to higher average selling prices (ASPs), according to IC Insights’ updated second-quarter semiconductor forecast.

News & Analysis
15th June 2022
The five biggest MCU suppliers accounted for 82% of 2021 sales

Single-chip microcontrollers for embedded control and computing functions are ubiquitous and continue to be designed into more systems.

6th June 2022
Semiconductor growth at 11% despite 2022 headwinds

Quarterly update shows higher gains in microprocessors and power discretes this year, but lower sales increases in optoelectronics while the global economy faces greater risks.

30th March 2022
Microcontrollers get a lift from automotive

Microcontroller sales boomeranged back with strong growth in the economic recovery of 2021, when the MCU market climbed 23% to a record-high $19.6bn after falling two percent in the 2020 outbreak year of the Covid-19 virus crisis, according to IC Insights’ 1Q Update to its 2022 McClean Report. 

24th March 2022
Analogue market momentum to continue throughout 2022

Another year of double-digit market growth is expected for analogue integrated circuits in 2022 after sales in this semiconductor category surged by an unprecedented 30% in 2021, during the economic recovery from the global recession caused by the Covid-19 virus crisis in 2020, according to IC Insights’ 1Q Update to its 2022 McClean Report.

24th February 2022
Microprocessor growth will slow in 2022 after smartphone MPU surge

Total microprocessor sales in 2021 maintained strength, growing 14% to a record-high $102.9 billion after climbing 16% in 2020, when COVID lockdowns drove up demand for personal computers and large-screen smartphones because of the increased reliance on the Internet.

11th February 2022
Semiconductor sales to rise at 7.1% CAGR through 2026

IC Insights has released its comprehensive forecast and analysis of the worldwide semiconductor industry in its January Semiconductor Industry Flash Report – part of the 2022 McClean Report service.

26th January 2022
IC Insights on the automotive industry IC shortage

IC Insights has updated and released its comprehensive forecast and analysis of the worldwide semiconductor industry in its January Semiconductor Industry Flash Report, which is included as part of the 2022, 25th edition of The McClean Report service.

News & Analysis
7th January 2022
Semiconductor sales to grow 11% after surging 25% in 2021

Above average increases are expected in all major product categories, which will lift the global market to record-high revenues in 2022 despite growth rates easing from last year’s economic rebound, says report.

News & Analysis
5th October 2021
Chip M&A deals reach $22bn in first 8 months of 2021

After a record-high start in Q1 2021, semiconductor M&a (merger and acquisition) announcements cool off without the 'megadeals' seen in 2020, says new report.

25th August 2021
Samsung passes Intel to become world’s largest semi supplier

IC Insights released its August Update to the 2021 McClean Report this month, which includes a review of the top 25 semiconductor sales leaders for 2Q21. The top ten suppliers for 2Q are covered in this research bulletin.

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