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NXP-Freescale merger creates the eighth-largest chipmaker

The recent acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor by NXP Semiconductors would catapult the merged entity into the world’s eighth-largest chipmaker.
Prior to the merger, NXP ranked 15th in revenue and Freescale placed 18th. However, with combined revenues last year of approximately USD 10 billion, the new – merged – company would have surpass Broadcom and STMicroelectronics. Only Intel, Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, SK Hynix, Micron Technology, Texas Instruments and Toshiba would have been bigger, according to IHS.

Global top 10 semiconductor makers’ revenue share
2014 Rank CompanyRevenue Share
1 Intel 14.14%
2 Samsung Electronics 10.77%
3 Qualcomm 5.46%
4 SK Hynix 4.56%
5 Micron Technology 4.56%
6 Texas Instruments 3.46%
7 Toshiba 2.90%
8 NXP-Freescale (Merged) 2.83%
9 Broadcom 2.38%
10 STMicroelectronics 2.10%


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