13 Apr 2021 -
 General

More than a trillion semiconductor units forecast for 2021, says report

An expected 13% increase in total semiconductor units shipped this year will set a new industry record, according to research by IC Insights.

The forecast total of more than 135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units of integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, would mark the third time that semiconductor units have surpassed one trillion units in a calendar year—the first time being in 2018.

From 1978, when 32.6 billion units were shipped, through 2021, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for semiconductor units is forecast to be 8.6%—an impressive 43-year annual growth rate even though the growth rate has waned for many key semiconductor applications such as PCs and cellphones.  The strong CAGR also demonstrates that new market drivers continue to emerge that fuel demand for more semiconductors.

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions during times of unprecedented demand, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

Either through the hundreds of manufacturers we purchase directly from, or the international network of component supply-partners offering full product traceability, Astute Safe-Supply, run by sourcing experts and offers a deeper insight into the global components markets.

With real-time access to the latest listings and prices cultivated through several decades of close supplier partnerships, we are able to spot price disparities and leverage product price variances to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers, whilst ensuring a quality, risk-free supply.

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