International semiconductor gross sales rose 6.5 p.c total 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.
International gross sales have been $439 billion (roughly Rs. 32,08 lakh crores) in 2020, in response to information from the Semiconductor Trade Affiliation (SIA), a commerce group that represents most US chipmakers together with many worldwide companies. The group mentioned gross sales from US chipmakers have been about $208 billion (roughly Rs. 15,20 lakh crores), or about 47 p.c of the entire.
Chip gross sales into the USA have been $94.15 billion (roughly Rs. 6,87 thousand crores), up 19.8 p.c from the earlier yr.
Falan Yinug, SIA’s director of trade statistics and financial coverage, mentioned a lot of the rise in US buying was pushed by high-end reminiscence chips utilized in functions akin to information facilities.
American tech corporations akin to Amazon.com, Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google all noticed dramatic rises in using cloud computing over the course of 2020 as companies tailored to working from residence.
Whereas US-based corporations represented practically half of semiconductor gross sales, they represented solely about 12 p.c of chip manufacturing capability in 2020. That’s down from 37 p.c in 1990, as most US corporations now supply their chips from factories in Asia.
John Neuffer, president and chief government of the trade group, mentioned laws handed final yr to offer incentives to chip factories in the USA may assist change that determine this yr. The legislation may present funding to US corporations akin to Intel or GlobalFoundries, in addition to overseas companies akin to Samsung Electronics or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm.
“Over the subsequent 10 years, semiconductor manufacturing goes to develop 56 p.c,” Neuffer mentioned. “We need to make certain we’re getting an even bigger piece of the manufacturing pie.”
© Thomson Reuters 2021
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