SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The 2009 downturn had a huge impact on the silicon foundry market and the top-10 rankings.
In fact, it was a rough year, as the overall foundry market fell by 11.2 percent in 2009, according to Gartner Inc. Here are the winners and losers in the top-10 ranking for 2009:
Winners: GlobalFoundries, Samsung
Losers: TSMC, UMC, Chartered, SMIC, IBM, Vanguard, Dongbu, TowerJazz, MagnaChip, X-Fab
In terms of share in 2009, TSMC was again in first place, followed in order by UMC, Chartered, GlobalFoundries, SMIC, IBM, Vanguard, Dongbu, TowerJazz and Samsung.
Except for GlobalFoundries and Samsung, the other players in the top-10 saw their respective sales fall in 2009. Many lost share as well.
''Companies such as X-Fab and MagnaChip were pushed out of the top 10 rankings by Globalfoundries and Samsung in 2009. Despite the severe downturn, TSMC, UMC, Chartered Semiconductor and Dongbu Electronics still managed to retain the same ranking status as in 2008. SMIC, IBM Microelectronics and Vanguard International Semiconductor, on the other hand, slipped one position lower, and TowerJazz dropped two places,'' said Kay-Yang Tan, an analyst from Gartner, in a report.