ELECTRONICS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 05/09/2022
Electronics news highlights 05/09/2022
1. IC Insights: Top 10 semiconductor companies account for 57% of the total market share
In 2021, the top 50 semiconductor suppliers, not including the pure-play foundries, represented 89% of the total $614.6 billion worldwide semiconductor market, up eight points from the 81% share the top 50 companies held in 2010. In 2021, five of the top 10 semiconductor suppliers were fabless companies. All of the top 10 companies had sales of at least $16.4 billion in 2021.
2. STMicro CEO says chip demand to exceed group capacity all year
Demand for semi-condutors will exceed STMicroelectronics' capacity for the rest of the year, as the disruption of COVID-19 and war in Ukraine overshadows the sector. STMicro's sales and operating plan show its capacity fully saturated above 90% for the full remaining year.
3. Global semiconductor sales increase 23% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021
According to SIA's latest report, global semiconductor sales in the first quarter of 2022 were $151.7 billion, up 23.0% from the first quarter of 2021, but down 0.5% from the fourth quarter of 2021. Global semiconductor sales on March 2022 were $50.6 billion, an increase of 1.1% compared to the previous month.