90 of the top 157 chip makers are projected to experience a
year-over-year decline in sales in 2012, according to IHS, contributing
to the upward rise of Qualcomm, Broadcom, Sony, NXP, Nvidia and
MediaTek. In fact, seven of the Top 20 chip suppliers are expected to
experience 11-to-17 percent declines in 2012, including Advanced Micro
Devices Inc. (AMD), Freescale Semiconductor Inc., TI, Toshiba Corp.,
STMicroelectronics NV, Elpida Memory Inc. and Renesas Electronics Corp.,
according to IHS.
Sony is expected to experience the second
highest growth among chip suppliers in 2012, behind Qualcomm, IHS said.
Sony's chip sales are expected to grow 20 percent this year, paced by
strong sales of CMOS imaging sensors for mobile devices, which accounts
for 60 percent of Sony's total semiconductor sales, IHS said.
is expected to make the biggest jump in the rankings—up four spots from
21 to 17—on the strength of a nearly five percent growth in 2012 over
its disappointing 2011 sales. NXP and Nvidia are each expected to move
up two positions in the top 20 ranking to 14th and 15th, respectively.
I think TI will stable their business in year of 2013 and start growing again in year of 2014 and along that.TI have wide array of offering and solution in their disposal and also their keep churning new products and with more than 100,000 customers they have bright future ahead
Even with this new order there are quite big gaps between the places. Samsung is close to catchup with Intel in a couple of years is this trend continues.
Interesting to see the list shared by embedded market majors.