WSTS 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 2022
The Worldwide Semiconductor Market was up 26.2 percent in 2021, and is expected to show a further growth of 10.4 percent in 2022
Global semiconductor market sales were US$ 556 billion in 2021 - an increase of 26.2 percent from 2020
This 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 2022
The 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).