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© IC Insights Analysis | December 30, 2021

17 Semiconductor companies forecast >$10B in sales in 2021

17 companies forecast to have worldwide semiconductor (IC and O S D—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales of >$10.0 billion in 2021. Three semiconductor companies – AMD, NXP, and Analog Devices — are expected to join the noteworthy “megasuppliers” list in 2021.

These megasuppliers include nine suppliers headquartered in the U.S., three in Europe, two in Taiwan and South Korea, and one in Japan. The list includes six fabless companies (Qualcomm, Nvidia, Broadcom, MediaTek, AMD, and Apple) and one pure-play foundry (TSMC). In total, the megasuppliers’ sales are expected to jump by 26% in 2021 compared to 2020, one point greater than the forecasted total worldwide semiconductor industry 2021/2020 increase of 25%. In order to make the year-over-year growth rate comparisons more reflective of actual growth, the sales figures include each company’s semiconductor sales from acquisitions in 2020 and 2021 regardless of when the acquisition was finalized. For example, Analog Devices officially closed its deal to acquire Maxim on August 25, 2021. However, IC Insights added Maxim’s full-year 2020 IC sales of USD 2,354 million to Analog Devices’ 2020 semiconductor sales for a total of USD 8,127 million. Moreover, USD 665 million was added to Analog Devices’ 1Q21 sales to account for Maxim’s 1Q21 revenue with another USD 720 million added to Analog Devices’ 2Q21 sales to reflect Maxim’s semiconductor sales in that timeperiod. Since the deal was finalized at the end of August, about two-thirds the way through 3Q21, USD 500 million in sales was added to Analog Devices’ 3Q21 sales. With these adjustments, Analog Devices’ 2021/2020 semiconductor sales are forecast to jump by 24%. Growth rates among the 17 2021 megasuppliers are expected to range from AMD’s 65% to Intel’s -1%. Four companies —AMD, MediaTek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm — are forecast to post a sales gain of greater than 50% this year. Samsung’s semiconductor sales are forecast to be nearly USD 83.1 billion in 2021, making it the largest semiconductor supplier this year. Driven by a resurgent memory market and relatively flat sales results from Intel, Samsung once again replaced Intel as the leading semiconductor producer beginning in 2Q21. With the DRAM market NAND flash markets showing strong growth in 2021, Samsung is forecast to register a 34% increase in 2021/2020 sales and open up a USD 7.5 billion lead over second-ranked Intel this year.
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