Global semiconductor gross sales rose 6.5 % general in 2020, as a restoration over the past three months of the yr helped offset a pointy dropoff in March and April, when pandemic stay-home orders rolled out world wide.
Global gross sales had been $439 billion (roughly Rs. 32,08 lakh crores) in 2020, in response to knowledge from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), a commerce group that represents most US chipmakers together with many worldwide corporations. The group mentioned gross sales from US chipmakers had been about $208 billion (roughly Rs. 15,20 lakh crores), or about 47 % of the overall.
Chip gross sales into the United States had been $94.15 billion (roughly Rs. 6,87 thousand crores), up 19.eight % from the earlier yr.
Falan Yinug, SIA’s director of business statistics and financial coverage, mentioned a lot of the rise in US buying was pushed by high-end reminiscence chips utilized in functions resembling knowledge facilities.
American tech corporations resembling Amazon.com, Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google all noticed dramatic rises in the usage of cloud computing over the course of 2020 as companies tailored to working from residence.
While US-based corporations represented almost half of semiconductor gross sales, they represented solely about 12 % of chip manufacturing capability in 2020. That is down from 37 % in 1990, as most US corporations now supply their chips from factories in Asia.
John Neuffer, president and chief govt of the business group, mentioned laws handed final yr to offer incentives to chip factories within the United States might assist change that determine this yr. The legislation might present funding to US corporations resembling Intel or GlobalFoundries, in addition to overseas corporations resembling Samsung Electronics or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
“Over the next 10 years, semiconductor manufacturing is going to grow 56 percent,” Neuffer mentioned. “We want to make sure we’re getting a bigger piece of the manufacturing pie.”
© Thomson Reuters 2021
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