Three semiconductor companies—AMD, NXP, and Analog Devices—are expected to join the “megasuppliers” list in 2021
17 semiconductor (IC and O S D—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies are expected to garner over $10 billion in worldwide sales this year, as per a report by IC Insights.
Three semiconductor companies—AMD, NXP, and Analog Devices—are expected to join the “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 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, one point greater than the forecasted total worldwide semiconductor industry 2021/2020 increase of 25 percent.
Growth rates among the 17 2021 megasuppliers are expected to range from AMD’s 65 percent to Intel’s -1 percent. Four companies— AMD, MediaTek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm—are forecast to post a sales gain of greater than 50 percent this year.
Samsung’s semiconductor sales are forecast to be nearly $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 percent increase in 2021/2020 sales and open up a $7.5 billion lead over second-ranked Intel this year.