After it’s purchase of MStar, MediaTek climbed four slots in the market share rankings in Q1 to take the No.12 slot, reports IC Insights. Annual revenues are expected to top $6 billion.
Micron’s purchase of Elpida created a company with sales of $17 billion and Avago’s purchase of LSI Logic created a company with revenues of $5 billion.
The Panasonic-Fujitsu merger should create a company with sales of $1.25 billion making it the 16th largest chip company.
Compared to Q1 2013, Q1 2014 sales for the top 20 companies were up 9%.
Ten companies recorded double digit growth between last year’s Q1 and this year’s: Hynix, Micron, and Samsung, MediaTek, AMD, Infineon, Freescale, Avago/LSI, NXP, and Nvidia.
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