Computers Remained Top Semiconductor End Use Market in 2013; Communications Growing Fast

Monday, Mar 24, 2014, 4:00pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently published the 2013 Semiconductor End-Use Report, which breaks down sales by end-use and regional end-market for a wide variety of semiconductor products. The figure to the right shows top-level data for 2013 global semiconductor end-use by percent for the six major end applications in the report.

While computers remained the leading end use application for semiconductors in 2013, the communications end use market grew in 2013 from 2012 and now is almost on par with the size of the computer end use market. The total semiconductor market grew in 2013 by 4.8 percent, so end use markets may have lost a percentage share of the total while still growing in terms of revenue, as the size of the total market pie grew.

The 2013 Semiconductor End-Use Report not only provides end use data by major end application for all the major semiconductor product sub-segments, it also provides this data by major geographic regions, including Asia-Pacific, Americas, Japan, and the EU. Furthermore, the survey presents tables with end-use shares by percentage and by total sales numbers.  With almost 2000 data points in the entire report, the 2013 Semiconductor End-Use Report is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding semiconductor market trends by end-use.

The complete 2013 End-Use Report is now available for purchase on the SIA website here.