IC Insights: Major Changes in the 2013 Top 20 Semiconductor Supplier Ranking

7 November, 2013

IC Insights says TI is losing its 5th position, and MediaTek enters the top 20 list. Its application processor for smartphones will reach over 200 million units this year

SK Hynix is taking full advantage of the surge in the DRAM market

The 2013 McClean Report that will be published later this month by IC Insights, will show tremendous changes in the ranking of the top Semiconductor suppliers in 2013. The top 20 worldwide semiconductor sales leaders for 2013 include 9 suppliers headquartered in the U.S., three in Japan, three in Europe, three in Taiwan, and two in South Korea.

The top-20 ranking includes three pure-play foundries (TSMC, GlobalFoundries, and UMC) and five fabless companies. Excluding the foundries of TSMC, GlobalFoundries, and UMC, from the top-20 ranking would bring Fujitsu ($3,524 million), Marvell ($3,205 million), and Sharp ($3,078 million) into the 18th, 19th, and 20th positions, respectively.

IC-INSIGHTS-2013-FORECASTThere are numerous changes expected within the top-20 semiconductor ranking in 2013. Some of the companies forecast to rise in the ranking include SK Hynix, which, despite a significant fire and production set-back at its largest memory fab in China, is taking full advantage of the surge in the DRAM market.

Winners and losers of 2013

Broadcom is forecast to edge into the top 10, Micron is expected to move up , spurred by its acquisition of Elpida in 3Q13, and MediaTek will jump up six positions to 16th place – and for the first time it will enter the top-20 ranking. 

MediaTek is experiencing extremely strong demand for its devices in the booming low-end smartphone business in China and Asia-Pacific region. In fact, MediaTek believes that its application processor (AP) shipments for smartphones will reach over 200 million units this year, doubling the 108 million units shipped in 2012.

In contrast to the companies moving up in the ranking, Fujitsu is expected to drop 5 places – out of the top-20 ranking in 2013: from being ranked 16th in 2012 to 21st this year. It should be noted that in August of this year the company has sold its analog and MCU business to Spansion. Renesas continue to struggle, and is forecast to fall to 11th place in 2013 from the 7th position it held in 2012. Japan-based Fujitsu is also expected to show  double-digit decline (-15%) and drop out of the top 20.

For additional information: www.icinsights.com

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