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Semiconductor unit shipments worldwide 2000-2020

As per recent data looking at the unit shipments of semiconductors worldwide, in 2020, it is forecast that about 1.04 trillion semiconductor units are going to be shipped all over the world.

Semiconductors are a crucial element of modern electronic devices. In 2010, the global semiconductor industry registered an unprecedented year-on-year revenue growth rate of 31.8 percent. While post-2010 growth has been less impressive, it has generally hovered between 0 and 10 percent year-on-year. 2015 saw a slight decline, while 2017 growth was a significant 21.6 percent, with forecasts for 2020 suggesting growth of around 5.9 percent.

Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker as of 2019, had 15.7 percent of the total semiconductor market share. Since 2008, the long-time market leader Intel has maintained the number one spot in all but one year, 2017, where it had a market share of 13.8 percent, overtaken by Samsung who took a 14.6 percent share of the market. Intel’s main business lies in the manufacturing of semiconductor chips, accounting for a significant portion of Intel's net revenue.

Semiconductor unit shipments worldwide from 2000 to 2020

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2020

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