US Leads Global IC Market Share in 2020

Article By : IC Insights

Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020.

Regional market shares of IDMs, fabless companies, and total IC sales were led by U.S. headquartered companies in 2020, according to the March Update to The McClean Report 2021.

Figure 1 shows U.S. companies held 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020 followed by the South Korean companies with a 21% share.  Taiwanese companies, on the strength of their fabless company IC sales, held 7% of total IC sales, one point greater than the European and Japanese companies. As shown, Chinese companies held only 5% of the global IC market in 2020.

In contrast to the Japanese and European companies IC market share slide over the past three decades, the U.S. and Asian IC suppliers have seen their shares climb since 1990.  As shown in Figure 2, the Asian companies have seen their share of the worldwide IC market surge from a miniscule 4% in 1990 to 33% in 2020.  This increase in share by the Asian IC suppliers equates to a 30-year IC sales CAGR of 15.5%, slightly more than double the total IC market CAGR of 7.7% over this same time period.

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