iSuppli: Top-25 Semiconductor Companies in 2006; AMD Up 90%, Intel Slips 12%

7 of the top-10 semiconductor suppliers in 2006 will achieve revenue growth in excess of the overall industry projected growth of 9%, according to iSuppli. AMD and Hynix Semiconductor hit the big time in 2006, while Intel’s revenue decline will leave the company with its lowest share of the market since before 2000, at 12.1%. 

AMD’s semiconductor revenue is expected to explode by 90% in 2006, which will cause the company’s ranking to jump eight places, making it the world’s 7th largest chip maker for the year. Hynix is set to achieve an impressive 32.5% increase in revenue, pushing its ranking up three positions to take the No. 8 position in 2006. Following a year of outstanding growth in 2005, Intel is projected to see its revenue decline by 11.6% in 2006

Preliminary Ranking of the World's Top-25 Semiconductor Suppliers in 2006 
(Ranking by Revenue in Millions of U.S. Dollars) 

2005 Rank

2006 Rank

Company Name

2005 Revenue

2006 Revenue

Percent Change

Percent of Total

1

1

Intel

35,466

31,359

-11.6%

12.1%

2

2

Samsung Electronics

17,210

19,207

11.6%

7.4%

3

3

Texas Instruments

10,745

12,832

19.4%

5.0%

4

4

Toshiba

9,077

10,166

12.0%

3.9%

5

5

STMicroelectronics

8,881

9,931

11.8%

3.8%

7

6

Renesas Technology

8,266

8,221

-0.5%

3.2%

15

7

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)*

3,917

7,471

90.7%

2.9%

11

8

Hynix

5,560

7,365

32.5%

2.8%

9

9

NXP

5,646

6,221

10.2%

2.4%

10

10

Freescale Semiconductor

5,598

6,059

8.2%

2.3%

8

11

NEC Electronics

5,710

5,696

-0.2%

2.2%

NA

12

Qimonda**

0

5,549

NA

2.1%

12

13

Micron Technology

4,775

5,290

10.8%

2.0%

6

14

Infineon Technologies**

8,297

5,195

-37.4%

2.0%

13

15

Sony

4,574

4,875

6.6%

1.9%

16

16

Qualcomm

3,457

4,466

29.2%

1.7%

14

17

Matsushita Electric

4,131

4,124

-0.2%

1.6%

20

18

Broadcom

2,671

3,657

36.9%

1.4%

17

19

Sharp Electronics

3,266

3,476

6.4%

1.3%

28

20

Elpida Memory

1,776

3,354

88.9%

1.3%

19

21

IBM Microelectronics

2,792

3,151

12.9%

1.2%

18

22

Rohm

2,909

2,964

1.9%

1.1%

24

23

Spansion

2,054

2,617

27.4%

1.0%

22

24

Analog Devices

2,428

2,599

7.0%

1.0%

23

25

nVidia

2,069

2,475

19.6%

1.0%

 

 

Other Companies:

75,985

80,212

5.6%

31.0%

 

 

Total Revenue:

237,260

258,532

9.0%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) acquired ATI Technologies in 2006. AMD revenue for 2006 includes ATI Technologies revenue for the full year of 2006.

** Qimonda was formed in 2006 from a spinout of the memory division of Infineon.  Revenue for both companies is separated for the full year of 2006.

Source: iSuppli Corp. December 2006

Memory leads chip sales growth

iSuppli projects that the global semiconductor market will grow by 9% in 2006 based on iSuppli’s quarterly semiconductor market share research of 110 leading semiconductor suppliers. 

  • Memory chips are driving the growth of the industry with projected annual growth of 21.5% for the year. 
  • DRAM is the key factor propelling memory IC revenue expansion in 2006 with forecasted growth of 32 percent. 
  • Microcomponents represent the only major semiconductor category that will see a revenue decline in 2006, with a drop of 0.3%.
  • Microprocessor revenues will decline by 6.6% for the year due to aggressive market-share battles that are driving down prices. 
  • Sales revenue for digital signal processors will rise by 6.6% for the year.

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