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Semiconductor Foundry Market Segmentation by Node (10/7/5 nm, 16/14 nm, 20 nm, 28 nm, 45/40 nm, and 65 nm); by Application (Consumer Electronics & Communication, Automotive, Industrial, and High-Performance Computing) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Semiconductor Foundry Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

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In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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  • August 2021- China’s semiconductor magnate SIMC announced the production of 8-inch silicon wafers in Qingdao and is also involved in the testing of its new 12 inch production line as well. These initiatives are aimed at expanding the capacity of country’s mature technology nodes. 

Global Semiconductor Foundry Market Highlights 2022 – 2030

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.

Semiconductor Foundry Market

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. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

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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.

Global Semiconductor Foundry Market Regional Synopsis

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:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global semiconductor foundry market includes the following segments:

By Node

  • 10/7/5 nm
  • 16/14 nm
  • 20 nm
  • 28 nm
  • 45/40 nm
  • 65 nm

By Application

  • Consumer Electronics & Communication
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • High-Performance Computing

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Connected Cars Globally
  • Rise in Demand for 5G Smartphones


  • Acute Global Shortage of Critical Components

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)
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    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Limited
  • Global Foundries
  • United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
  • Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited
  • STMicroelectronics
  • TowerJazz
  • Samsung Group
  • Dongbu HiTek
  • Hitachi High-Tech Corporation


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