Wednesday 14 April 2021
US companies hold 55% of worldwide IC market in 2020, says IC Insights
US companies held a 50% share of total IDM sales and a 64% share of fabless sales worldwide in 2020, capturing 55% of total IC sales worldwide last year, according to IC Insights.
Thursday 18 March 2021
Samsung, TSMC to see combined capex account for 43% of global semi industry spending in 2021
Samsung Electronics and TSMC will see their combined capex account for as high as 43% of the worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending this year, according to IC Insights'...
Wednesday 10 March 2021
IC Insights raises 2021 IC market forecast to 19% growth
IC Insights has raised its IC market growth forecast for 2021 to 19%, up 7pp from its previous estimate of 12% growth.
Thursday 4 March 2021
TSMC sees revenue per wafer surge
TSMC was the only pure-play foundry manufacturing ICs using both 7nm and 5nm process nodes, which boosted its overall revenue per wafer significantly in 2020, according to IC Insig...
Friday 26 February 2021
TSMC ranks in top-10 for capacity in main wafer sizes
As of December 2020, only TSMC was among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the main wafer size categories ranked by IC Insights. The Taiwan-based foundry had the most 200mm wafer...
Monday 22 February 2021
China remains largest IC market
China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, China's IC market increased to US$143.4 billion, a 9% gain from US$131.3...
Wednesday 17 February 2021
Top-5 wafer capacity leaders raise share of global capacity to 54%, says IC Insights
The top-5 wafer capacity leaders saw their combined installed capacity represent 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, according to IC Insights. In 2009, the top-10...
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Global IC market to hit record high in 2021, says IC Insights
IC Insights has forecast that the global IC market will rise 12% and set an all-time high of US$441.5 billion in 2021.
Wednesday 20 January 2021
R&D spending by semiconductor companies to hit another record high in 2021
Research and development spending by semiconductor companies worldwide is forecast to grow 4% in 2021 to US$71.4 billion after rising 5% in 2020 to a record high of US$68.4 billion,...
Thursday 14 January 2021
Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements sets record in 2020, says IC Insights
Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of US$118 billion, surpassing...
Thursday 7 January 2021
China to fall far short of IC self-sufficiency goal by 2025, says IC Insights
IC Insights has forecast that China-produced ICs will represent only 19.4% of the country's IC market in 2025, a fraction of the country's "Made in China 2025" goal of 70%.
Tuesday 29 December 2020
Fabless company share of IC sales to set new record at 32.9% in 2020, says IC Insights
With a 22% jump expected in fabless company IC sales this year, led by a forecast US$2.8 billion sales increase by AMD, as compared to only a 6% IC sales increase forecast for the...
Friday 11 December 2020
Foundry capex to account for 34% of total semi capex in 2020, says IC Insights
Following spending of US$106.1 billion in 2018 and US$102.5 billion in 2019, worldwide semiconductor capex is expected to grow 6% to US$108.1 billion this year, according to IC Ins...
Monday 7 December 2020
DRAM to remain largest IC segment in 2020, says IC Insights
DRAM will generate the greatest sales revenue among all IC product categories in 2020, while NAND flash will outperform other sectors in terms of revenue growth, according to IC In...
Tuesday 24 November 2020
Top-15 semiconductor suppliers to see combined revenue increase 13% in 2020, says IC Insights
The world's top-15 semiconductor companies are forecast to see their combined sales increase 13% in 2020, slightly more than twice the expected total worldwide semiconductor industry...
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