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Market Share Analysis: Semiconductor Foundry Services, Worldwide, 2022

Published: 02 May 2023


Revenue for semiconductor foundry services jumped by 29.6% in 2022 to become $130.5 billion. A 21.9% increase of the blended wafer selling prices accounted for the majority of the revenue growth, and Taiwan-based foundries continued to increase their foundry market share.

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Key Market Findings
  • A 29.6% growth of foundry revenue to $130.5 billion in 2022 (versus 32.0% growth in 2021) was the combination of the 21.6% growth in overall wafer ASPs and the 6.6% increase in wafer shipment.

  • Higher blended wafer ASPs in 2022 was a result of raised prices on existing nodes, in addition to a higher mix of advanced wafer shipments.

  • During the year, the fab utilization rate for the foundry industry declined steadily from 97.1% in 1Q22, when chip inventory started to pile up, to 87.2% by the end of 2022, when the business downturn occurred in all chip segments.


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