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1.Top 20 Semiconductor Suppliers Sales up 19% in 3Q09 / DigiTimes

2.Rankings: Top 20 IC suppliers got healthier in Q3 / EETimes

3. IC Insight's Top 20 Semiconductor Companies- Summary

 

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1. Top-20 chip suppliers 3Q09 revenues up 19% sequentially, says IC Insights

 

Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 9 November 2009]

Global top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a sales growth of 19% sequentially in the third quarter of 2009, according to IC Insights. This followed an on-quarter 19% increase in the second quarter.

Among the top-20 chip suppliers, the DRAM and NAND flash markets surged and helped Toshiba and Hynix Semiconductor post sequential sales growth of 30% and 31%, respectively, in the third quarter, IC Insights said. Leading memory suppliers Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Hynix and Micron Technology saw their combined sales jump by an average of 27% on quarter in the third quarter.

If only third-quarter 2009 figures were used, Freescale Semiconductor would drop out of the ranking and be replaced by Japan-based DRAM supplier Elpida Memory, which saw third-quarter sales rise 38% sequentially to US$1.025 billion, IC Insights indicated.

Samsung, Toshiba, Qualcomm and MediaTek are expected to show sales growth in 2009, when the remaining 16 players may register lower sales than in 2008, according to IC Insights.

IC Insights: Top-20 semiconductor sales leaders, 1Q-3Q09 (US$m)

1Q-3Q09 rank

2008 rank

Company

3Q09 sales

Q/Q

1Q-3Q09 sales

2008 sales

1

1

Intel

8,639

17%

22,594

34,490

2

2

Samsung

6,002

26%

14,455

20,272

3

5

Toshiba

3,002

30%

7,320

10,422

4

3

TI

2,678

17%

6,902

11,618

5

4

TSMC*

2,740

22%

6,140

10,556

6

6

ST

2,269

15%

5,896

10,325

7

8

Qualcomm **

1,699

(5%)

4,801

6,477

8

7

Renesas

1,589

15%

4,203

7,017

9

10

Hynix

1,704

31%

3,932

6,182

10

9

Sony

1,325

5%

3,855

6,420

11

12

AMD

1,396

18%

3,737

5,808

12

14

Micron

1,395

20%

3,575

5,688

13

11

Infineon

1,400

22%

3,520

5,903

14

13

NEC

1,214

21%

3,082

5,732

15

18

Broadcom**

1,195

24%

2,988

4,509

16

19

Panasonic

1,120

22%

2,890

4,321

17

25

MediaTek**

1,046

23%

2,599

2,845

18

17

Fujitsu

910

22%

2,473

4,536

19

15

NXP

992

19%

2,472

5,020

20

16

Freescale

850

8%

2,432

4,959

Total Top 20

43,165

19%

109,886

173,100

*Note1: Foundry
**Note2: Fabless
Source: IC Insights, compiled by Digitimes, November 2009

 

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2. Rankings: Top 20 IC suppliers got healthier in Q3

 
SAN FRANCISCO—Thanks in part to a surging memory market, sales for the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased 19 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, according to market research firm IC Insights Inc., which Friday (Nov. 5) issued its ranking of the top chip vendors through the first three quarters of the year.

The top 20 chip firms also posted a 19 percent increase in sales from the first quarter to the second quarter, according to IC Insights (Scottsdale, Ariz.).

The strength of the DRAM and NAND flash markets helped Toshiba Corp. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. post sequential third quarter sales increases of 30 and 31 percent, respectively, IC Insights noted.

Despite the fact that the semiconductor market is now expected to contract by roughly 12 percent this year, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Toshiba, Qualcomm Inc. and Mediatek Inc. are each expected to show sales growth for the calendar year, according to IC Insights. Qualcomm Wednesday reported a 7 percent decline in sales for its fiscal year, which closed Sept. 27.

IC Insights' top 20 semiconductor rankings companies by their cumulative sales total for the first three quarters of 2009. The firm said that if the rankings were based on third quarter sales only, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. would be bumped out of the top 20 by Japan's Elpida, which posted third quarter sales of just over $1 billion.

 

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