Semiconductor growth 1984–2020 and news

According to IC Insights, in 1984–2020, the average seasonal sequential decline in the 1Q/4Q IC market was 2%. In 1Q20, the IC market was down 3% compared to 4Q19, slightly below the historical average. The 1Q21/4Q20 IC market change of 3% was much better than the 1Q20/4Q19 IC market change of -3%. As a result, IC Insights believes that the full-year annual growth rate for the 2021 IC market will likely be much better (26%) than the 13% increase the IC market registered in 2020. Conversely, since the 1Q22 / 4Q21 IC market is forecast to be down 3%, the IC market direction indicator…