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2022/06/07

WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Spring 2022

https://www.wsts.org/76/Recent-News-ReleaseThe World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in May 2022. 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 16.3 percent in 2022, continuing to grow by 5.1 percent in 2023.Following a strong growth year of 26.2 percent in the year 2021, WSTS expects another year of double-digit growth for the worldwide semiconductor market in 2022 with a forecast of $646 billion, up 16.3 percent.WSTS forecasts strong chip demand for another consecutive year, with most major categories expected to see high teens year-over-year growth in 2022, led by Logic with 20.8 percent growth, Analog with 19.2 percent growth, and Memory with 18.7 percent growth. Optoelectronics remains the weakest category in the forecast and is expected to be roughly flat (+0.3 percent) year over year.In 2022, all geographical regions are expected to show growth. The largest region, Asia Pacific, is expected to grow 13.9 percent. The Americas are expected to show growth of 22.6 percent, Europe 20.8 percent, and Japan 12.6 percent.Worldwide Semiconductor Market growth is expected to grow further in 2023For 2023, the global semiconductor market is projected to grow by 5.1 percent to US$ 680 billion, driven by mid-single digit growth in the Logic and Analog categories. In this latest forecast, the Logic category is projected to reach US $200 billion in 2023, roughly 30% of the total market.All other product categories are also expected to show positive growth rates. All regions are expected to grow in 2023
2022/03/23

WSTS has published the Q4 2021 market figures and recalculated the Fall 2021 Forecast

https://www.wsts.org/76/Recent-News-ReleaseWSTS 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).
2021/11/30

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.https://www.wsts.org/76/Recent-News-Release