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2021 to be a record year for semi units shipment

April 8, 2021

Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record, according to IC Insights’ McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry.

It would mark the third time that semiconductor units have surpassed one trillion units in a calendar year—the first time being in 2018 (Figure 1).

The 13% increase to 1,135.3 billion semiconductor units follows a 3% increase in 2020.

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