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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.
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.
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.
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
Automotive IC market-share seen rising to 10% by 2026
IC Insights released its 3Q Update to the 2022 McClean Report in August.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.