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Robust growth rates expected for most IC products in 2021
Special purpose logic, DRAM, cell phone MPUs, and display drivers forecast to lead industry-wide upturn as demand extends into the second half of the year. IC Insights recently released its Mid-Year Update to The McClean Report 2021. The update includes IC Insights’ ranking of revenue growth rates for the 33 IC product categories defined by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and confirms that vigorous end-use deman...
Automotive MCU sales to surge 23% in 2021
Automotive MCU sales to surge 23% in 2021 despite shortages according to the Mid-Year Update report. 32-bit designs are expected to generate almost 77% of automotive microcontroller revenues this year, said the Mid-Year Update report. The huge market for automotive microcontrollers, which accounted for about 40% of total MCU sales over the last decade, has been on an uneven ride in the past several years. After climbing 12% in 2017, worldwi...
IC Insights raises its 2021 worldwide IC Market Forecast to +24%
In this month’s June Update to The McClean Report, IC Insights has presented its latest forecasts for the 2021 through 2025 IC market segmented by 33 major product types, 32 of which are expected to register growth this year.
Automotive IC marketshare slips in 2020
In this month’s June Update to The McClean Report, IC Insights has presented its forecast for IC usage by major product type and end-use application (i.e., computer, communications, consumer, automotive, industrial, and government/military) through 2025.
Memory upswing returns, new record high expected
IC Insights recently updated its forecast for 33 major IC memory product categories, including DRAM and NAND flash, in its April Update to the 2021 edition of The McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry (MR21).
Chinese companies hold only 5% of global IC market share
Regional market shares of IDMs (companies operating wafer fabs), fabless companies, and total global IC sales were led by US headquartered companies in 2020, according to the March Update to The McClean Report 2021.
Semiconductor units to exceed one trillion again in 2021
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% 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 of the Integrated Circuit Industry, which was released in January 2021....
Optoelectronics, sensors, and discretes gain momentum
A broad-based economic rebound in 2021, fuelled by pent-up demand and a steady recovery in global commerce after the 2020 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, is forecast to lift total sales in optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) by 13% to $99.4bn this year, according to IC Insights’ new 2021 O-S-D Report - A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes.
Total MPU sales surprise with strong gains in 2020
IC Insights recently released its 2021 edition of The McClean Report. The new analysis and forecast of the IC industry includes an analysis and forecast of the total microprocessor (MPU) market, including computer CPUs for PCs, tablets, and servers, embedded MPUs, and cellphone application MPUs.
R&D spending to rise 4% after hitting record in 2020
R&D spending by semiconductor companies worldwide is forecast to grow four percent in 2021 to $71.4bn after rising five percent in 2020 to a record high of $68.4bn, according to IC Insights’ new 2021 edition of The McClean Report - 'A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry'.
What To Expect From the IC Industry in 2021
The year 2020 was a most unusual and challenging year for businesses and consumers. With the promise of a new year looming, it is worthwhile to step back, take a fresh look at the IC industry, and assess where it stands today and what can be expected in 2021.
Foundry to account for 34% of total semi capex in 2020
IC Insights is updating its comprehensive forecasts and analyses of the IC industry for its 24th edition of The McClean Report, which will be released in January 2021. Included in the report is a historical review of capital spending and forecast spending rates for leading IC product categories.
DRAM leads in revenue in 2020
IC Insights is in the process of updating its comprehensive forecasts and analyses of the IC industry for its 24th edition of The McClean Report, which will be released in January 2021. Among the revisions is a complete update of the sales and unit shipment growth forecast growth rates through 2025 for the 33 main product categories classified by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organisation (WSTS) to be lead by DRAM.
Intel to keep its number one semiconductor supplier rank
IC Insights’ November Update to the 2020 McClean Report, released later this month, will include a discussion of the forecasted top-25 semiconductor suppliers in 2020. This research bulletin covers the expected top-15 2020 semiconductor suppliers.
2020 second-highest year for semiconductor merger and acquisitions
Two huge purchase agreements in July and September have guaranteed that 2020 will become at least the second-largest year in history for semiconductor merger and acquisition announcements, according to data released in the September Update to IC Insights’ 2020 McClean Report.
Pure-play foundry market set for strongest growth since 2014
IC Insights recently released it August Update to the 2020 McClean Report that included the first of a two-part analysis on the global IC foundry market. IC Insights defines a pure-play foundry as a company that does not offer a significant amount of IC products of its own design, but instead focuses on producing ICs for other companies.
Total microprocessor sales edge slightly higher in 2020
Total microprocessor sales are forecast to grow 1.4% in 2020 to nearly $79.3bn, following a 2.4% decline in 2019, which was the first revenue drop in the worldwide MPU market in ten years, according to data released in IC Insights’ Mid-Year Update to the 2020 McClean Report.
RF/microwave to lead power transistor recovery in 2021
The total power transistor market is expected to fall seven percent in 2020 because of the COVID-19 virus crisis, but sales are forecast to rebound seven percent next year and reach a new record high in 2022, according to an O-S-D Report.
Acquisition rebound lifts 2019 to third-largest year
Semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in 2019 after pulling back in the two previous years from historic high levels of M&A agreements in 2015 and 2016. More than 30 semiconductor acquisition agreements in 2019 had a combined value of $31.7bn, which was a 22% increase from $25.9bn in 2018, according to data compiled by IC Insights in its new 2020 edition of The McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the ...
IC products forecast to demonstrate positive growth in 2020
IC Insights recently released the 2020 edition of The McClean Report. The new analysis and forecast of the IC industry includes IC Insights’ 2020 ranking of sales growth rates for each of the 33 IC product categories defined by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation.