The Ten IC Companies Least Likely To Survive

Thanks to EE Times for this one. The magazine asked readers in the US this question: Which of the current top 20 companies are least likely to be around in five years time?

Answers:

Renesas

AMD

NXP

Fujitsu

Sony

Infineon

Hynix

Freescale

ST

Toshiba


Comments

4 comments

  1. I forget the famous person to whom this quote was attributed but he was asked how he went bankrupt. His response was ” Ever so slowly at first, and then ever so quickly.” This would describe some of these dinasours quite well.

  2. OMG [Anonymous] is that really the case? How very intriguing. And rather depressing. When did consolidation ever work in the semiconductor industry?

  3. Alright alright…the names will not survive but merger plans are already WIP! So for some death will be a long agony and others will have a successful rebirth.

  4. Atmel’s missing. Under Steve Laub’s misguidance there is only one way for them to go.

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