The global semiconductor foundry market is estimated to garner a large amount of revenue and grow at a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for connected cars globally, and growing emphasis on the adoption of automation, analytics and machine learning techniques. Apart from these, rise in demand for 5G smartphones, and high-performance computing products including tablets, PCs, servers and game consoles are also expected to drive market growth in the near future. In 2020, the total shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones in 2020 increased by 20 percent, whereas this same quantity is calculated to grow up by more than 50 percent by the year 2022. Furthermore, surge in adoption of internet of things or IoT enabled devices and increase in government funding for the advancement of semi-conductor technology in several developed nations are projected to provide ample growth opportunities to the market in the upcoming years.
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The market is segmented by application into consumer electronics & communication, automotive, industrial, and high-performance computing, out of which, the automotive segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the global semiconductor foundry market on account of the rising demand for safer personal transportation, and growing sales of electric and autonomous vehicles around the world. In addition, rise in developments in the advanced driver assistance systems by major automobile companies is also predicted to boost the growth of the market segment in the near future. Moreover, on the basis of node, the 10/7/5 nm is assessed to grab the largest share during the forecast period ascribing to the lower power consumption and high-speed improvement of this technology node.
The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.
On the basis of geographical analysis, the global semiconductor foundry market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. The market in the Asia Pacific is estimated to occupy the largest share and witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of well-established semiconductors industry in China and Japan, generation of large amount of revenue in Taiwan, and rapid economic growth in countries, namely India and China. Apart from these, Japan is becoming heavily invested in attracting overseas company for securing its own ship supplies and addressing the global shortage of semiconductors. For instance, in April of the year 2020, semiconductors worth USD 2.8 billion were approximately sold in Japan, which rose up to about USD 3.3 billion by the end of December that year. This is expected to be another factor driving market growth in the coming years. Strong presence of prominent market players is also predicted to drive market growth in this region.
The global semiconductor foundry market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
Our in-depth analysis of the global semiconductor foundry market includes the following segments:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The major growth drivers for the market are increasing demand for connected cars globally and rise in demand for 5G smartphones.
The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030.
Acute global shortage of critical components is estimated to hamper the market growth.
Asia Pacific will provide more opportunities for business growth owing to the generation of large amount of revenue in Taiwan, and rapid economic growth in India and China.
The major players in the market are Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Limited, Global Foundries, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), and others.
The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.
The market is segmented by node, application, and by region.
The automotive segment is anticipated to hold largest market size and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of ~7% over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.
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