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Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015
Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4 percent in 2015 to achieve USD 48.8 billion in revenue, according to final results by Gartner.
"In 2015, semiconductor device market revenue declined due to excess IC inventory, poor demand for mobile products and PCs, and slowing tablet sales," saidSamuel Wang, research vice president at Gartner. "The slowdown in the device market has driven semiconductor producers to be conservative in placing wafer orders to foundries. Foundry growth was only possible from the high wafer demand by Apple and the revenue conversion of a few integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) to foundries." Among the top players, the leader, TSMC, grew 5.5 percent in 2015, driven by the success of 20 nm planar and 16 nm Fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) technologies serving the need of application processors and baseband modem chips. Globalfoundries moved into the No. 2 position with 9.6 percent of the market. The No. 3 position went to UMC with USD 4.5 billion revenue, representing 9.3 percent of the market. Top 10 Worldwide Semiconductor Foundries by Revenue (millions of USD)
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|2015 Rank||2014 Rank||Vendor||2015 Revenue||2015 Market Share||2014 Revenue||Growth %|
|10||13||Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor||651||1.3||665||-2.0|
|Top 10 for 2015||44.814||91.7||42.431||5.6|