Ad
Ad
Ad
© tomas popelka dreamstime.com Components | August 10, 2015

Samsung close the gap to Intel

The distance between Samsung's and Intel's sales dropped to 16 percent in the second quarter, while the major suppliers did not show convincing growth.
As shown, it took just over $2.2 billion in sales just to make it into the 1H15 top-20 ranking and eight of the top 20 companies had 1H15 sales of at least $5.0 billion. The ranking includes seven suppliers headquartered in the U.S., four in Japan, three in Taiwan, three in Europe, two in South Korea, and one in Singapore. The top-20 supplier list includes three pure-play foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, and UMC) and four fabless companies.

In total, the top 20 semiconductor companies’ sales increased by only 1% in 2Q15/1Q15, the same growth rate as the total worldwide semiconductor industry. Although the top-20 semiconductor companies registered a 1% sequential increase in 2Q15, there was a 23-point spread between Samsung, the fastest growing company on the list (10% growth), and Qualcomm, the worst performing supplier (13% decline) in the ranking. Moreover, given Qualcomm’s currently dismal guidance for 3Q15, the company is on pace to post a semiconductor sales decline of 20% in calendar year 2015.

© IC Insights
Load more news