In 2016, 30% of sales of the chips have provided the company does not have its own production

Manufacturers of chips can be divided into two groups: some have their own production, while others focus on the design, ordering the release of goods from contract manufacturers.

Ten years ago, in 2006, besfabrichnye company accounted for 18% of all sales of chips, while in 2016 this figure was 30%. Such data are contained in the report prepared by experts of IC Insights.

Analysts note that much of the growth driven by increased contribution of Chinese companies, which now accounts for 10% of the market. The largest market share — 53% — is American company. However, their position has deteriorated in recent years: in 2010, the share of American companies was equal to 69%.

Part of the redistribution of the market due to major deals such as the takeover of the American company Broadcom Singaporean company Avago. Note that Avago offers semiconductor production, but it is produced as discrete components and not IC.

The share of European companies in 2010, amounting to 4% by the end of 2016 was reduced to 1%. In this case, too, was affected by a major acquisition in 2015, the British company CSR, which was second on the greatness of European developer of chips bought by the American company Qualcomm, Lantiq, a German, who was third in the greatness of European developer of chips bought by the American company Intel. In fact, in Europe there was one major developer of chips is a British company Dialog. Speaking of large companies, IC Insights mean the first 50 positions in the list, sorted by sales volume in 2016.

Source: IC Insights


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