Semiconductor industry sales worldwide 1987-2020

This graphic shows global semiconductor industry sales each year from 1987 to 2020. In 2019, sales are expected to reach 412.09 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. Semiconductors are crucial components of electronics devices and the industry is highly competitive. The year-on-year growth rate in 2018 is expected to see growth rates of 15.9 percent. The largest semiconductor chip maker is Samsung Electronics, which generated 75.85 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2018, placing it among the largest companies in terms of semiconductor industry revenues. A semiconductor is a substance that conducts electricity under some but not all circumstances. Manufacturers are able to customize the conductivity of a semiconductor, such as introducing a sensitivity to heat or light, or altering conductivity based on the direction of the current.
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Semiconductor sales revenue worldwide from 1987 to 2020
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Sales in billion U.S. Dollars
2020*434.39
2019*412.09
2018468.78
2017412.22
2016338.93
2015335.17
2014335.84
2013305.58
2012291.56
2011299.52
2010298.32
2009226.31
2008248.6
2007255.6
2006247.7
2005227
2004213
2003166
2002141
2001139
2000204
1999149
1998126
1997137
1996132
1995144
1994102
199377
199260
199155
199051
198949
198845
198733
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