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Development of the Global Semiconductor Industry and Market, and Cross-strait Industrial Chains

  • Report

  • 32 Pages
  • September 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4649561

With the growing maturity of consumer electronics, the worldwide semiconductor market has slowed down. Showing strong signs of maturity these days, the industry has had a number of M&As, indicating the market is undergoing restructuring. The Chinese government has spared no efforts to level up and foster its own semiconductor supply chain, which is getting more full-fledged and pressuring counterparts in the globe, including Taiwan. This report provides an overview of global, Chinese, and Taiwanese semiconductor industry developments, comprising of IC design, foundry, and testing & packaging sectors; explores the key highlights and trends observed in the semiconductor market; and examines the cross-strait industrial chains and issues.

List of Topics

  • Development of the global semiconductor industry and includes the top 15 IC design house, foundry, packaging and testing service provider rankings in 2015 and 2016
  • Key highlights observed in the global semiconductor industry, including the global market share by application for the period 2010-2016, business performance of Intel, NVidia, Qualcomm, and MediaTek as of 2H 2016
  • Comparison of worldwide and Chinese semiconductor markets for the period 2009-2017 in terms of market value and annual growth and includes major semiconductor vendors' deployment plans in China, such as Intel, Samsung, TSMC, SK Hynix, Qualcomm, Micron, and TI
  • China's national policy and major players' plans for IC design, foundry, and packaging and testing are also included.
  • Leading foundries' mass production schedule for wafers using advanced processes, such as TSMC, Samsung, Intel, Global Foundries, UMC, and SMIC, as of 2H 2018, as well as leading IC packaging and testing service providers' schedule
  • Development of the Taiwanese semiconductor industry, touching on the shipment value for the period 2010-2017 and uncertainty factors facing individual sectors

Table of Contents

  1. Development of the Global Semiconductor Industry
  2. Key Highlights of the Semiconductor Market
  3. Development of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry and Cross-strait Industrial Chains



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Global Foundries
  • Intel
  • Micron
  • Qualcomm
  • SK Hynix
  • SMIC
  • Samsung
  • TI
  • TSMC
  • UMC


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis