WSTS has published the Q4 2021 market figures and recalculated the Fall 2021 Forecast has published the Q4 2021 semiconductor market figures and recalculated the Fall 2021 Forecast. The recalculated Fall Forecast utilizes the November 2021 forecast as the base and supplements that with full year 2021 data collected through January 2022 and analyzed by early February 2022.The next WSTS forecast is planned for early June 2022The Worldwide Semiconductor Market was up 26.2 percent in 2021, and is expected to show a further growth of 10.4 percent in 2022Global semiconductor market sales were US$ 556 billion in 2021 - an increase of 26.2 percent from 2020This reflects significant growth across all major product categories. The largest growth contributors were the Analog category with 33.1 percent, followed by Memory with 30.9 percent and Logic with 30.8 percent. Sensors and Discrete Semiconductors showed a growth rate in the range of 28 percent. Growth was somewhat lower in the Micro category, at 15.1 percent and Optoelectronics, at 7.4 percent.In 2021, America’s region showed a very strong 27.4 percent growth, Europe showed a market increase of 27.3 percent and APAC of 26.5 percent, while Japan showed a below-average growth rate at 19.8 percent.Worldwide Semiconductor Market Growth is expected to continue in 2022The worldwide semiconductor market is expected to increase by 10.4 percent in 2022 which corresponds to sales of US$ 613.5 billion. Market growth is being driven by the Sensors category with 17.2 percent, followed by Logic with 17.1 percent and Analog with 14.1 percent. The lowest market growth is expected for the Memory category with 1.1%.However, significant regional differences are expected for 2022. By far the strongest growth is expected for Americas (16.4 percent), while lower growth rates are expected in Europe (10.8 percent), Japan (9.7 percent) and APAC (8.3 percent).

WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Fall 2021

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in November 2021.Due to the COVID-19 situation, WSTS was unable to have a forecast meeting. This forecast was developed using the online forecast tool by WSTS member companies.The Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to increase 25.6 percent in 2021, continuing to grow by 8.8 percent in 2022.WSTS expects the worldwide semiconductor market growth to rise from 6.8 percent in 2020 to an outstanding 25.6 percent in the year 2021, which corresponds to a market size of US$ 553 billion. This will be the biggest step-up, since a 31.8% increase in 2010, eleven years ago.The semiconductor market overall was not negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. Robust consumer demand pushed all major product categories to double-digit growth-rates, except Optoelectronics. The largest growth contributors are Memory with 34.6 percent, followed by Analog with 30.9 percent and Logic with 27.3 percent.In 2021 all geographical regions are expected to show a double-digit growth. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow 26.7 percent. Europe is expected to recover totally in 2021 and is expected to show a market increase of 25.6 percent. The Americas are expected to show a growth of 24.6 percent and Japan 19.5 percent.Worldwide Semiconductor Market growth is expected to grow further in 2022For 2022, the global semiconductor market is projected to grow by 8.8 percent to US$ 601 billion, driven by a double-digit growth of the Sensors and Logic category.All other product categories are also expected to show positive growth rates. All regions are expected to grow in 2022.

WSTS has published the Q2 2021 market figures