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Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster

IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) is a competitive market model and tool for companies interested in the semiconductor market. For each update, clients of this product receive an easy-to-use, automated Excel pivot table that allows them to customize IDC's semiconductor market and competitive data according to their needs. The SAF has three components:

  • Worldwide semiconductor market share — market and company view includes semiconductor revenue data from over 120 of the top semiconductor suppliers for the prior three years segmented by 18 device types, 5 geographic regions, and 6 industry segments (vertical markets).
  • Worldwide semiconductor market forecast includes semiconductor revenue forecasts — developed by IDC's Semiconductor Research Team — for the next five years and historical data for the prior four years segmented by over 65 device applications (end equipment) that drive semiconductor demand, 7 industry segments (vertical markets), 19 semiconductor device types, and 4 geographic regions.
  • Four-quarter rolling forecast and leading company results include a four-quarter rolling forecast of revenue from key markets including MPU (PC and server), DRAM, NAND, key mobile phone semiconductors, and cloud infrastructure communications processors. This deliverable does not cover the entire semiconductor market.

Markets Covered

Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share

Annual semiconductor revenue for 2015–2018 is segmented by:

  • Over 120 of the top semiconductor suppliers
  • 18 semiconductor device areas
  • 5 geographic regional segments
  • 6 industry segments (vertical markets)
  • Segmentation by fab versus fabless companies

Worldwide Semiconductor Market Forecast

Annual revenue forecast for 2019–2023 and annual revenue history for 2014–2018 are segmented by:

  • Over 65 device applications (end equipment)
  • 18 semiconductor device areas
  • 4 geographic regional segments
  • 7 industry segments (vertical segments)

Subjects Analyzed

  • Develop a complete and timely view of the semiconductor industry
  • Understand where competition in the semiconductor chip industry is fiercest by vertical segment and by product area
  • Understand market segmentation and forecasts
  • Understand market segment by IDMs or fabless companies


IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster subscribers receive quarterly updates to IDC's semiconductor rolling forecast, semiconductor market forecast data, and one annual update to historical vendor share information.

Rolling forecast updates:

  • June 2019, September 2019, December 2019, and April 2020

Forecast updates:

  • June 2019, September 2019, December 2019, and April 2020
  • Starting with December 2019, forecast is updated to reflect 2024 forecast

Market share updates:

  • April 2020 update provides 2019 market share data

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. How will the semiconductor market grow?
  2. Who are the top semiconductor manufacturers by device type or industry?
  3. What device applications are growing or declining?
  4. Who are my main competitors in the semiconductor market and how are they growing?

Companies Analyzed

IDC's Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster product examines how companies are positioning themselves to compete in the semiconductor market. This product reviews the strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the semiconductor market, including:

Advanced Micro Devices, Analog Devices, Broadcom, Infineon Technologies, Intel, MediaTek, Micron Technology, NVIDIA, NXP, ON Semiconductor, Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics, Samsung, SK Hynix, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.