01 Mar 2022 -
 General

MPU growth to slow in 2022 after phone MPU surge, says IC Insights

Total MPU sales are expected to rise 7% this year with cellphone processors increasing 10% following a 31% jump in 2021, according to the latest report from IC Insights.

 Worldwide sales growth in total microprocessors is expected to slide back in 2022 to an increase of 7%, which will lift the MPU market to another record high of $110.4 billion, with unit shipments rising 6% to 2.6 billion processors, according to the 1Q22 update’s forecast.

The total microprocessor market hung on to double-digit percentage growth in 2021 primarily because cellphone processor sales surged 31% as users moved to faster smartphones, including those built with new fifth-generation (5G) cellular modems, more powerful cameras, and artificial intelligence (AI) machine-learning capabilities for automatic performance improvements.

After cellphone application processor sales jumped to a record-high $35.0 billion in 2021, the growth rate is expected to decrease to 10% in 2022, which will lift this mobile microprocessor segment to revenues of $38.4 billion, based on IC Insights’ forecast. Tight supplies of leading-edge smartphone processors and continuous integration of more functions, acceleration units, powerful graphics, and high-speed 5G modems on these MPUs will increase the average selling price of units by 4% in 2022 after the ASP climbed 22% both in 2021 and 2020, says the new update report.

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, 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.

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics

Related News

14 Jun 2024 - Defence

Webinars for Defence, Military, and Aerospace Engineers 

Read more

12 Jun 2024 - General

Electronics industry surges forward into 2025

Read more

07 Jun 2024 - General

Nvidia’s dominates – for now. A look at alternatives.

Read more

06 Jun 2024 - General

The CHIPS Act’s $39 billion challenge: building Fabs is easy, finding talent is not

Read more

05 Jun 2024 - Defence

New Events Series for Defence, Military, and Aerospace Engineers 

Read more

04 Jun 2024 - General

What is Taiwan’s Silicon Shield, and is it so tough?

Read more