Recently, IC Insights announced the sales of the world’s top 15 semiconductor companies in the first quarter of 2021.
The report ranks the top 15 semiconductor suppliers for the first quarter of 2021 based on a discussion of the IC industry market results for the first quarter of 2021 and updated quarterly forecasts for the remainder of the year.
(Data sourced from IC Insights)
Affected by the ban, HiSilicon falls behind
The ranking shows that the top 15 semiconductor manufacturers (IC and OSD optoelectronics, sensors and discrete devices) include Intel, Samsung, TSMC, SK Hynix, Micron, Qualcomm, Broadcom, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, MediaTek, AMD, Infineon, Apple, STMicroelectronics and Kioxia.
From the perspective of regional distribution, 8 are located in the United States, 2 are located in South Korea, 2 are located in Taiwan, China, 2 are located in Europe, and 1 is from Japan. From the perspective of business model, there are 6 fabless models (Qualcomm/Broadcom/NVIDIA/MediaTek/AMD/Apple), and only TSMC is a pure foundry in Foundry model.
Compared with the same period last year, the ranking of the top five manufacturers remained unchanged. MediaTek and AMD entered the top 15 list, replacing HiSilicon and Sony.
In the same period last year, Huawei HiSilicon, which was ranked 10th in the same period last year, has suffered a lot in terms of semiconductor supply channels due to the multiple sanctions launched by the United States over the past year, and its largest partner TSMC cannot be affected by the ban. It produces the highest-end Kirin chips for it. Therefore, after briefly ranking in the top ten in the world, Huawei HiSilicon quickly fell out of this list.
The highest year-over-year increase in sales was AMD, with a staggering 93% increase, ranking first among 15 companies. MediaTek’s year-on-year growth reached 90%, ranking second. In addition, Qualcomm and NVIDIA have a year-on-year growth rate of more than 50%. There are two other things to watch here, Kioxia’s year-over-year growth of 1% has not exceeded double digits. The only one with negative growth is Intel (-4%), but Intel still ranks first.