2021 fabless revenues grew 48% y-o-y to $127.4 billion, says TrendForce.
Nvidia overtook Broadcom to take the second position behind No.1 Qualcomm.
Taiwanese companies Novatek and Realtek rose to sixth and eighth place, respectively.
Qualcomm had growth of 51% in phone chips snd 63% growth in IoT chips.
Nvidia had growth of 64% in gaming graphics cards and 59% in data centre.
Broadcom had growth of 18% from network chips, broadband communication chips, and storage and bridging chips.
AMD’s computer and graphics revenue grew by 45% YoY due to strong sales of the Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU and rising ASPs.
The annual revenue of AMD’s enterprise, embedded, and semi-customized divisions increased by 113%, driving annual growth of total revenue to 68%.
MediaTek’s strategy of focusing on mobile phone SoCs delivered growth of 93% and overall growth of 63%.
Novatek’s two major product lines of SoC and display driver IC delivered growth of 79% YoY.
Realtek, driven by strong demand for Netcom and commercial notebook products, and a stable business in audio and Bluetooth chips remains quite stable, conferring an annual revenue growth of 43%.
Himax joined the top ten for the first time after significant annual revenue growth in large-sized and medium/small-sized driver IC of 65% and 87%, respectively, and the successful introduction of driver ICs into automotive panels.