Top 10 IC Makers Break 50% Market Share
Total top 10 market share of semiconductor industry now back over 50%. IC Insights will release its April Update to the 2015 McClean Report later this month. The Update includes the final 2014 company sales rankings for the top 50 semiconductor and top 50 IC companies, and the leading IC foundries. Also included are 2014 IC company sales rankings for various IC product segments (e.g., DRAM, MPU, etc.).
In 2014, there were only two Japanese companies—Toshiba and Renesas—that were among the top 10 semiconductor suppliers (Figure 1). Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later this year, IC Insights forecasts that Toshiba will be the lone Japanese company left in the top 10 ranking. Anyone who has been involved in the semiconductor industry for a reasonable amount of time realizes this is a major shift and a big departure for a country that once was feared and revered when it came to its semiconductor sales presence in the global market.