Recently, IC Insights released the forecast data for the growth rate of global semiconductor companies in 2021, and released the list of the top 25 companies.
According to IC Insights, the semiconductor market will grow 23 percent this year, shipments will grow 20 percent, and average prices will grow 3 percent.
But although it is growing overall, the growth is mainly concentrated in head companies, and some small companies may not be able to gain more benefits because of the outbreak of the chip market.
From a specific ranking point of view, AMD is expected to top the list with a 65% sales growth this year, due to AMD’s surge in shipments in the data center, consumer PC and game console markets.
Next is MediaTek, which will rank second with a growth rate of 60%. The reason is that MediaTek provides 4nm 5G chips, coupled with the outbreak of the Internet of Things, which has made MediaTek’s performance soar this year.
The third place is Nvidia, with a growth rate of 54%, because Nvidia’s GPUs are used in supercomputing, data centers, autonomous driving, and mining, etc. In addition, it has recently ushered in another growth track, that is Metaverse.
Next is Qualcomm. Because of the absence of Huawei’s 5G chips, Qualcomm has taken a lot of market share, so it will also gain 51% this year.
The fifth place is SMIC, which is predicted to grow by 39% this year. The reason is that the domestic chip demand has greatly increased, and SMIC’s orders have also increased significantly. In addition, the most lacking is mature technology, and SMIC. In mature technology, there is still a large share.
In addition, from the perspective of these 25 companies, only one from mainland China is on the list, which is SMIC, which ranks fifth. In addition, there are 3 Taiwanese companies on the list, namely MediaTek (2nd), UMC (13th), and TSMC (15th).
South Korea has 2 companies on the list, namely SK Hynix (6th) and Samsung (7th). Japan has 3 on the list, Europe has 3 on the list, and the United States has a total of 13 on the list.
What do you think about this ranking? Of course, this is not completely ranked by growth rate, but also depends on influence. Companies with too little revenue will not be counted in it.
Therefore, from the perspective of the number of companies and rankings, in the chip field, the United States is still the strongest, followed by Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and then mainland China.