Global Microprocessor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Technology (CISC, RISC, ASIC, Superscalar, DSP), By Application (Smartphones, Personal Computers, Servers, Tablets, Embedded Devices, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Apr 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612518
  • Pages : 104

The global microprocessor market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% during the forecast period to reach US$105.917 billion by 2027, from US$79.040 billion in 2020. A microprocessor is an electrical component that is built on a single integrated circuit (IC) and consists of millions of tiny components that operate together, such as diodes, transistors, and resistors. This chip performs a variety of tasks, including data storage, timing, and interfacing with external devices. These integrated circuits can be found in a wide range of electronic products, such as servers, tablets, smartphones, and embedded devices.

The market for smartphones and tablets is rapidly growing due to increasing disposable income, which is boosting the demand for microprocessors over the projected period. In October 2020, disposable personal income in the United States climbed from $14,974 billion in 2019 to $17,515.2 billion. Customers increased their expenditure on mobile phones and tablets as their per capita net disposable income increased. A smartphone microprocessor improves its performance because it is utilized to improve the efficiency as well as the speed of a smartphone. The challenge for these modern supercomputers has been to design multiprocessor architectures that are easy to program and provide excellent performance without needing users to invest a lot of time. Recent multiprocessor architectural advancements have suggested solutions. In India and China, mobile subscriptions have increased dramatically due to a growing middle-class population and lower mobile data pricing. India's smartphone population is expected to reach 820 million by 2022. Furthermore, an all-in-one microprocessor combines the essential components of a smartphone to improve performance and efficiency, which is boosting the worldwide microprocessor market.

The significant rise in microprocessor energy consumption in wireless networks threatens the environmental conservation and long-term growth of the market. The demand for data access has risen dramatically all over the world as a result of access to high-speed internet supplied by increased smartphone usage and wireless networks, driving a dramatic expansion of network infrastructures and increasing energy consumption. Hence, high energy usage has become a major concern.

Key Developments

Alibaba Group presented its first self-designed microprocessor in July 2019, marking a significant step forward in China's semiconductor self-sufficiency goals. The debut coincides with Chinese technology companies' efforts to resolve trade tensions with the United States. In September 2020, Intel released 11th Generation Intel CoreTM CPUs for thin laptops, which offer 2.7x faster content creation, more than 2x faster gaming and streaming, and more than 20% faster office productivity. By technology, the global microprocessor market can be segmented into DSP, RISC, ASIC, Superscalar, and CISC. The RISC category is expected to dominate the market, since the RISC architecture allows developers to efficiently use semiconductor chip memory, and it also takes less time to execute than other microprocessors owing to its integrated reduced set of instructions. The ASIC market is likely to grow fast in the forecast period due to the increasing use of ICs in consumer electronics. By application, the global microprocessor market can be segmented into tablets, personal computers, servers, embedded devices, smartphones, and others. The personal computers segment is expected to have the greatest market share during the projection period owing to the increasing usage of microprocessor chips in personal computers across the world as it offers various advantages, including more storage, logical functions, and enhanced volatile memory, and lower power consumption.

By geography, the global microprocessor market can be segmented into the Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa, South America, and Europe. The Asia Pacific market is predicted to dominate the microprocessor market, attributable to a massive shift in mobile technology in countries like China, South Korea, and India. Due to the increased usage of smartphones and other electronic devices such as laptops, desktop computers, PCs, smartphones, and tablets, Asia Pacific continues to have the greatest market share and is expected to expand at the quickest rate. Because of the presence of market leaders in the United States and Canada, North America also has a significant proportion of the worldwide microprocessor market.

Covid-19 Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have an impact on the worldwide microprocessor industry. A shortage of parts and the total shutdown of industrial activity due to lockdown created a significant supply chain disruption in the electronics manufacturing industry in numerous countries initially. However, the microprocessor market is expected to rise at a substantial pace over the projected period as the usage of supercomputers is increasing dramatically among various organizations, institutions, and governments as the number of COVID-19 cases grows throughout the world. These supercomputers are expected to expand the global microprocessor market.

Global Microprocessor Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$79.040 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$105.917 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.27% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Technology, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Broadcom Inc., Nvidia Corporation, Marvell, Samsung Group, Applied Materials, Inc., Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Key Market Segments

  • By Technology
    • CISC
    • RISC
    • ASIC
    • Superscalar
    • DSP
  • By Application
    • Smartphones
    • Personal Computers
    • Servers
    • Tablets
    • Embedded Devices
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the microprocessor market size by 2027?
A1. The global microprocessor market is projected to reach a total market size of US$105.917 billion by 2027.

Q2. What is the size of the global microprocessor market?
A2. Microprocessor Market was valued at US$79.040 billion in 2020.  

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the microprocessor market?
A3. The microprocessor market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.27% over the forecast period. 

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the microprocessor market growth?
A4. The market for smartphones and tablets is rapidly growing due to increasing disposable income, which is boosting the microprocessor market growth.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the microprocessor market?
A5. The Asia Pacific market is predicted to dominate the microprocessor market attributable to a massive shift in mobile technology in countries like China, South Korea, and India.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.4. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. CISC
5.3. RISC
5.4. ASIC
5.5. Superscalar
5.6. DSP

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Smartphones
6.3. Personal Computers
6.4. Servers
6.5. Tablets
6.6. Embedded Devices
6.7. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. United Kingdom 
7.4.2. Germany
7.4.3. France
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. Israel
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. Japan
7.6.3. India
7.6.4. South Korea
7.6.5. Indonesia
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Taiwan 
7.6.8. Others

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
8.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. Intel Corporation
9.2. Qualcomm Technologies
9.3. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
9.4. Broadcom Inc.
9.5. Nvidia Corporation
9.6. Marvell
9.7. Samsung Group
9.8. Applied Materials, Inc.
9.9. Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation
9.10. Texas Instruments Incorporated

Intel Corporation

Qualcomm Technologies

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Broadcom Inc.

Nvidia Corporation


Samsung Group

Applied Materials, Inc.

Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation

Texas Instruments Incorporated