The world’s top 15 semiconductor companies saw their combined sales grow 21% in the first quarter of 2021, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Fourteen out of the 15 firms all recorded at least US$3 billion in sales.
Intel topped the list with US$18.67 billion, followed by Samsung’s US$17.07 billion.
TSMC ranked third with US$12.91 billion and SK Hynix fourth with US$7.62 billion.
Micron ranked fifth with US$6.58 billion, which was an increase of 31% year-on-year and the highest growth rate among the top five companies.
Intel was the only company to contract in sales out of the 15 companies.
Intel’s sales dropped 4% year-on-year,, while its CPU rival AMD saw sales jump 93%. AMD was ranked seventh during the quarter, having been ranked 11th in the year prior.
IC Insights expects AMD’s sales throughout 2021 to increase 50% from 2020.
MediaTek also grew 90% year-on-year to be ranked sixth. The company took over the vacuum left by Huawei to be the world’s largest application processor supplier last year.