Market research organization IC Insights updated its 25th edition McClean report forecast analysis shows that driven by the strong growth of the memory market, Samsung will become the world’s largest semiconductor supplier in 2021, with sales expected to increase by 34% year-on-year to US$83.31 billion, Intel ranked second with a lead of 7.5 billion US dollars.
Moreover, in 2021 there will be 17 semiconductor companies in the world with sales exceeding 10 billion U.S. dollars, of which 9 are in the United States, 3 are in Europe, 2 are in Taiwan, 2 are in South Korea, and one is in Japan, including 6 Fabless (Qualcomm, Nvidia), Broadcom, MediaTek, AMD, and Apple) and 1 foundry (TSMC). AMD, NXP, and Analog join the ranks of “super suppliers” for the first time.
Furthermore, the sales growth of the 17 super-suppliers is expected to vary from AMD’s 65% to Intel’s -1%. Four companies- AMD, MediaTek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm-expect sales growth this year to exceed 50%.
It should be pointed out that in view of a large number of large-scale mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor industry from 2020 to 2021, in order to make the annual growth rate comparison more reflective of the actual growth rate, the above sales data includes the semiconductor acquisitions of various companies in 2020 and 2021.