AI-focused firms see big jump in market cap in June

  • AI-focused chipmakers, notably Nvidia, experienced significant market capitalisation gains, briefly surpassing Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company.
  • Meanwhile, Apple, Microsoft, and Broadcom also saw substantial increases in market value, driven by strong investor confidence and strategic advancements in AI technologies.

Gains across the AI sector highlight investor optimism and enthusiasm surrounding advancements and applications in artificial intelligence, particularly in areas such as semiconductor chips and cloud computing infrastructure. These changes emphasise how AI is increasingly influencing enterprise valuations and playing a crucial role in shaping current market trends.
–Vicky Wu, BTW reporter

What happened

Artificial intelligence-focused companies, particularly chipmakers, experienced significant increases in their market capitalisations, leading to notable shifts in the rankings of the world’s most valuable companies.

Nvidia‘s shares surged by as much as 27% during June, propelling its market capitalisation to $3.34 trillion at its peak and briefly making Nvidia the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Microsoft. However, profit booking and concerns over high valuations led to some pullback in Nvidia’s stock price later in the month. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s market capitalisation rose by 7.6%, while Apple saw a 9.6% surge, driven by strong investor confidence in their AI strategies and product innovations. Amazon achieved a significant milestone with its market value surpassing $2 trillion, partly propelled by its advancements and investments in artificial intelligence technologies. Broadcom‘s market capitalisation jumped approximately 20% in June, following an increase in its revenue forecast for AI-related chips by 10%. Additionally, Broadcom announced a stock split to capitalise on the upward momentum in its share price throughout the year.

These developments underscore the growing importance of AI technologies and their impact on corporate valuations in today’s market landscape.

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Why it’s important

AI companies experienced substantial increases in stock prices in June for two primary reasons. Firstly, technological advancements and innovation played a crucial role, with Microsoft and Apple introducing highly popular new products that marked significant breakthroughs in the AI sector. Last month, Microsoft unveiled new PCs featuring integrated NPUs for enhanced AI capabilities independent of cloud computing. On June 10, Apple introduced “Apple Intelligence”, integrating ChatGPT into Siri and Writing Tools for personal assistant functionalities. These new technologies stimulated investor optimism about future growth prospects, thereby fueling the rise in stock prices. Secondly, favorable economic conditions and positive industry-specific news bolstered overall sentiment towards the AI industry. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently signaled that new laws may be coming in addition to the executive order. These factors collectively contributed to heightened investor confidence and increased stock valuations across AI-related companies during the month.

At the same time, the significant jump in market cap for AI-focused tech firms in June highlights the sector’s growing importance, technological advancements, and investor confidence in AI as a transformative force in the global economy. As AI continues to evolve, its impact across industries and societies is expected to grow, further solidifying its role as a key driver of innovation and growth in the years to come.


Vicky Wu

Vicky is an intern reporter at Blue Tech Wave specialising in AI and Blockchain. She graduated from Dalian University of Foreign Languages. Send tips to

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