According to Gartner’s final tally, global semiconductor revenue reached $595 billion in 2021. This is 26.3% more than in 2020.
“Events related to the current chip shortages continue to affect original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the world, but the increase in 5G smartphones and a combination of strong demand and rising logistics and raw material prices have led to an increase in the average selling prices (ASP) of semiconductor products, which contributed to a significant increase in revenue in 2021,” said Andrew Norwood, vice president of research at Gartner.
For the first time since 2018, Samsung Electronics is back in first place among manufacturers, pushing Intel to second. However, the difference in the shares of the two industry giants is small – 12.3% versus 12.2%. More importantly, Samsung Electronics’ revenue increased by 28.0% compared to 2020, while Intel’s revenue decreased by 0.3%.
In third place is SK Hynix. It was able to increase sales by 40.6%, bringing its market share to 6.1%. Followed by Micron Technology, which increased sales by 31.4%. Its share at the end of the quarter is 4.8%. Qualcomm increased sales by 53.4%, which was enough to take 4.6% of the market, which corresponds to the fifth place in the ranking.
Sixth place is occupied by Broadcom. This company increased sales by 19.3% and occupied 3.2% of the market. It is followed by MediaTek. She managed to increase sales by 60.2% and take 3.0% of the market. In seventh place is Texas Instruments, which increased sales by 26.8%. The share of Texas Instruments is 2.9%. The top ten also includes Nvidia and AMD. Nvidia, which increased sales by 58.0%, occupies 2.8% of the market. The greatest growth – 68.6% – was shown by AMD, which occupies 2.7% of the market.
Analysts note that the largest growth was recorded in the segment of semiconductor products for automotive electronics. It is equal to 34.9%. If we single out the largest segment, 27.9% of sales fall on DRAM.