The growth rate of analog chips exceeds 8 inch wafers and becomes one of the driving forces of its high prosperity
Guide: analog chip as an important part of electronic products, its demand with the rapid development of various electronic products and expanding. Analog product life cycle can be up to 10 years, there is a "one-year number, ten-year analog".
Analog chip as an important part of electronic products, its demand has been expanding with the rapid development of various electronic products. Analog product life cycle can be up to 10 years, there is a "one-year number, ten-year analog". The analog chip market is not easily affected by the single industry boom, so the price fluctuation is far less than that of the digital chips such as memory chips and logic circuits, and the market volatility is relatively small. Usually regarded as the barometer of the electronics industry, it basically represents the development of the whole market. According to WSTS, global analog IC sales in 2017 were $52.7 billion, accounting for about the semiconductor master rule The 12.8th part of the mold. Sales of analog chips are expected to grow most strongly in major IC segments in the next five years, with a composite annual growth rate of 6.6 percent, according to ICInsights. The global analog chip market is expected to reach $74.8 billion by 2022. Analog chips are the fastest-growing major product category in the forecast, and strong sales of power management IC, dedicated analog chips and signal converter components are expected to be the main drivers of analog growth over the next five years.
Components such as power management analog devices help to regulate power use to keep the equipment running at low temperatures and ultimately to extend the battery life of mobile phones and other mobile / battery power supply systems. Power management is the largest type of analog chip, accounting for about 53. The power management market grew 12 percent in 2017 and is expected to slow growth by 4 percent to 8 percent in 2018.
As the Internet of things, new energy, artificial intelligence, new energy vehicles and autonomous driving continue to generate strong demand for analog chip design, the 2018 automotive market is expected to grow by 15 percent. It is the fastest-growing analog product, ranking third among the 33 ICs classified by WSTS.
Communication and consumer applications remain the largest application market for signal conversion analog chips. The market for signal converters (analog-to-digital converters, mixed-signal devices, etc.) is expected to continue to grow at a double-digit rate in the next five years. According to IC Insights, the top 10 IC suppliers in the simulated market in 2017 accounted for 59 percent of global sales, or roughly $32.3 billion. Sales compared with 2016 were $28.4 billion, up 14 percent from a year earlier and market share up 2 percent. Eight out of the top 10 suppliers have overall simulated market growth rates of more than 10 per cent in 2017 .
According to IC Insights estimates, the analog chip 2017-2022 market size composite growth rate of about 6.6. According to SEMI data, analog chips account for about 23% of 8 inch wafer applications. According to Gartner, because of a shortage of 8-inch wafer equipment, the global growth rate of 8-inch wafer capacity is only 1-2. Therefore, we can conclude that the growth rate of analog chips exceeds the growth rate of 8-inch wafer capacity, which is one of the driving forces for the boom of 8-inch wafer industry chain.