However, already in the second quarter the impact of COVID-19 will begin to affect.
Experts at TrendForce analyst firm claim that contract manufacturers of semiconductor products in the current quarter did not feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fulfilling orders placed in the last quarter and replenishing customers’ stocks, manufacturers will receive income only 2% less than in the previous quarter, and 31.5% more than a year ago. In absolute terms, revenue will be $ 18.060 billion.
At the same time, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects global markets and the economy slows down, the industry is faced with significant uncertainty in the demand for final products, which may slow down the growth rate of the industry.
The largest producer remains TSMC. Leading in the development of advanced technical process standards, the company provided itself with orders far in advance, so that even with adjustments, it will be able to maintain capacity utilization at high damage. TSMC is projected to earn $ 10,200 billion this quarter, topping the rating by a wide margin.
In second place is Samsung with $ 2.996 billion. Analysts placed GlobalFoundries with a projected revenue of $ 1.452 billion in third place. The full rating is given in the table.