A worker inspects semiconductor chips at the chip packaging firm Unisem Berhad plant in Ipoh, Malaysia, on October 15, 2021. Photo: Reuters
A worker inspects semiconductor chips at the chip packaging firm Unisem Berhad plant in Ipoh, Malaysia, on October 15, 2021. Photo: Reuters

Chip makers poised for third year of growth, defying boom-and-bust trend in semiconductors

  • If estimates about semiconductor sales increases in 2022 pan out, it would reverse a decades-long trend where high production leads to chip gluts
  • Chip makers like Intel are betting this time is different given that semiconductors are now found in so many devices, not just computers and mobile devices

Topic |   Semiconductors
A worker inspects semiconductor chips at the chip packaging firm Unisem Berhad plant in Ipoh, Malaysia, on October 15, 2021. Photo: Reuters
A worker inspects semiconductor chips at the chip packaging firm Unisem Berhad plant in Ipoh, Malaysia, on October 15, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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