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Worst performance in a decade.

Weak end-market demand, over 100 days of supply, and surplus manufacturing capacity in 2019 resulted in an industry-wide revenue decline of over 12 percent, down to $425 billion. 


Semiconductors – Top 10 market shares by quarter

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Source: Omdia


The digital, connected world is driven by the complex semiconductor market.

Smartphones will be a $113 billion end-market and data centers & servers will represent some $50 billion. Together, these two end-markets will position a semiconductor rebound of over 5 percent…


Omdia_LenJelinek"Technology, media & telecommunications players in 2020 face the challenge of an unbalanced production capacity and supply with end-market demand. Semiconductor companies are reluctant to replenish inventories fearing demand uncertainty – should weakening demand materialize, the result will be underloaded factories and spikes in excess inventories."

Len Jelinek
Vice President
Components & Devices Research




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  • Memory Market – DRAM, NAND, NOR
    Market sizing, technology roadmaps, supplier market shares and capacities, and forecasts for components key vertical markets

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
    Factory capacity and utilization, capital expenditures and regional shipments for IDMs and pure-play foundries 

  • Networking & Processors
    Microcontrollers, microprocessors, application-specific processors, processors in network infrastructure, graphics, and AI

  • MEMS & Sensors
    MEMS for markets like consumer and mobile, discrete sensors like image and light sensors for IoT applications across all verticals

  • Optical Semiconductors & LEDs
    Revenues, unit shipments, pricing by product type and application, market shares

  • Power Management
    Power ICs, discretes and modules, silicon carbide (SiC)/gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors

  • Wireless Semiconductors
    Supplier market shares information for semiconductor suppliers for wireless communication equipment categories, including mobile handsets, wireless infrastructure equipment and mobile broadband 

  • China Semiconductor 
    Country manufacturing & design and that are emerging as technology leaders in China while targeting global markets

  • Design Activity Tool & OEM Spend Analysis
    Semiconductor spending and system design activities electronic manufacturers, electronics equipment factories, supplier and contract partner relationships

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Component experts at Omdia.


Charles Annis

Senior Director, Display Manufacturing Technology Japan 20 + years experience
Specialities include AMOLED and LCD Supply Demand and Equipment, Display Market
Products covered Displays

James Zhao

Principal Analyst, SSD and HDD China 1 + years experience
Specialities include SSD and HDD Storage

Kevin Anderson

Senior Analyst, Power Semiconductors USA 34 + years experience
Specialities include Semiconductor Competitor Landscape, Power Semiconductors
Products covered Semiconductors