Revenue in the Semiconductors market is projected to reach US$19.89bn in 2024.
Integrated Circuits dominates the market with a projected market volume of US$16.26bn in 2024.
Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2027) of 9.62%, resulting in a market volume of US$26.20bn by 2027.
In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in China (US$198.90bn in 2024).
Semiconductors are the crucial building blocks of all the electronics we see daily. The semiconductor industry comprises companies that design, fabricate, assemble, test, and supply semiconductors that are suitable for various applications. The semiconductor market represents the market size of the semiconductors used in various electronics applications.
The semiconductor market is structured into four different markets based on the functionality of the semiconductors as follows:
The Discrete Semiconductors market represents the semiconductors that have a basic function and are mostly built using a single semiconductor device. These are further used in an application in conjunction with other semiconductors.
The Integrated Circuits market is the largest market and represents the semiconductors that have specific functionality. They generally consist of several basic semiconductor devices. This market is further divided into Analog Integrated Circuits, Logic Integrated Circuits, Memory Integrated Circuits, and Micro Integrated Circuits.
The Optoelectronics market represents the semiconductors that have functionality related to light.
The last market Sensors & Actuators represents the semiconductors that sense real-world factors and those that actuate other devices.
The semiconductor market comprises revenue, revenue change, and key player market shares as the key performance indicators. Only the revenues that are generated by primary vendors at the manufacturer price level either directly or through distribution channels (excluding value-added tax) are included and the revenues generated by resellers are excluded. Revenues are generated through both online and offline sales channels and include spending by consumers (B2C), enterprises (B2B), and governments (B2G). Further definitions of the markets can be found on respective pages.
Key players in this market include Samsung, Intel, SK Hynix, Qualcomm, Micron, etc.,
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Discrete semiconductors such as diodes, transistors, and resistors
Integrated circuits such as DRAM, microprocessors, analog to digital converters
Optoelectronics such as LEDs, laser diodes
Sensors and actuators such as image sensors, temperature sensors
The semiconductor market is greatly influenced by several end markets, such as automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and industrial equipment markets. Historically, the semiconductor market has a cycle of high and low revenue growth, mainly due to swings in demand. As observed in the year 2021, the market growth will likely be higher when there is a high demand for semiconductors whereas several economic factors and market-specific factors, such as production and supply issues, would lead to lower growth.
Over the past two decades, the semiconductor market share has significantly shifted from American and European countries to Asian countries due to an increase in electronic equipment production in these countries. Currently, China remains the largest consumer of semiconductors among other countries. The Integrated Circuits market accounts for more than 80 % of the semiconductor market revenue and logic integrated circuits account for the major share of the revenue in this market.
The market will continue to be cyclical for the next few years due to major swings in the demand and supply capabilities caused by the ongoing war, energy crisis, and inflation. The market is expected to experience a downturn in 2023 and significant growth in the following years.
The data encompasses B2B, B2G, and B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the money spent at the manufacturer price level (excluding VAT).
Modeling approach / Market size:
Market sizes are determined through a top-down approach with a bottom-up validation, building on a specific rationale for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use the annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and reports from our primary research. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.
In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. The main drivers are the GDP and the level of digitization.
The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change.