The global semiconductor industry grew by more than 25% in 2021, a new report reveals.
According to new figures from Gartner, global semiconductor revenues totaled US$595 billion in 2021, a 26.3% increase from 2020.
Samsung regained the top spot for the first time since 2018, with revenue up 28% to reach a total market share of 12.3%. Intel, the former leader, saw its revenues fall by 0.3% for a total share of 12.2%. Sk Hynix was a distant third with a 6.1% market share, followed by Micron Technology and Qualcomm to complete the top five, which remains unchanged from 2020.
Within the top 10, AMD and Mediatek saw the strongest growth in 2021 with 68.6% and 60.2% growth respectively.
Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner, said: “The events driving the current chip shortage continue to impact original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the world, but the 5G smartphone is accelerating and a combination of strong demand and logistics / commodity prices. the increases pushed up average selling prices (ASP) for semiconductors, contributing to significant revenue growth in 2021.
“HiSilicon’s revenue decreased by 81%, from $8.2 billion in 2020 to $1.5 billion in 2021. This is a direct result of US sanctions against the company and its parent company Huawei. This also impacted China’s share of the semiconductor market, which increased from 6.7% in 2020 to 6.5% in 2021. South Korea recorded the largest increase in share in 2021, with strong growth in the memory market propelling South Korea to 19.3% of the market. the global semiconductor market.