Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 22.2 Percent in 2017; Samsung reaches Numero Uno Position in global Semiconductor Revenue in 2017
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $419.7 billion of every 2017, a 22.2 percent expansion from 2016, as per preparatory outcomes by Gartner, Inc. Under supply helped drive 64 percent revenue development in the memory market, which represented 31 percent of aggregate semiconductor revenue in 2017.
The key driver behind the blasting memory revenue was higher costs because of a supply lack. NAND streak costs expanded year over year interestingly, up 17 percent, while DRAM costs rose 44 percent.
Hardware organizations couldn’t retain these cost expands so passed them onto customers, making everything from PCs to cell phones more costly in 2017.
The largest memory supplier, Samsung Electronics, gained the most market share and took the No. 1 position from Intel — the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992,” said Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner. “Memory accounted for more than two-thirds of all semiconductor revenue growth in 2017, and became the largest semiconductor category.”
Other significant memory sellers, including SK Hynix and Micron Technology, additionally performed emphatically in 2017 and ascended in the rankings (see Table 1).
Table 1. Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by Revenue, Worldwide, 2017 (Millions of U.S. Dollars)
|2017 Rank||2016 Rank||Vendor||2017 Revenue||2017 Market Share (%)||2016 Revenue||2016-2017 Growth (%)|
Source: Gartner (January 2018)
Second-set Intel developed its revenue 6.7 percent in 2017, driven by 6 percent development in server farm processor revenue because of interest from cloud and correspondences specialist organizations. Intel’s PC processor revenue developed all the more gradually at 1.9 percent, yet normal PC costs are on the ascent again following quite a while of decrease following the market’s day of work from customary desktops toward two-in-one and ultramobile gadgets.
2017 was a generally calm year for mergers and acquisitions. Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP was one major ordeal that was relied upon to shut in 2017, however did not. Qualcomm still intends to finish the arrangement in 2018, however this has now been entangled by Broadcom’s endeavored takeover of Qualcomm.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $419.7 billion in 2017, a 22.2 percent increase from 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. Undersupply helped drive 64 percent revenue growth in the memory market, which accounted for 31 percent of total semiconductor revenue in 2017.
“The combined revenues of Broadcom, Qualcomm and NXP were $41.2 billion in 2017 — a total beaten only by Samsung and Intel,” said Norwood. “If Broadcom can finalize this double acquisition and Samsung’s memory revenue falls as forecast, then Samsung could slip to third place during the next memory downturn in 2019.”