Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
M&A Affects Q1 Semi Rankings
M&A affected the top 20 semiconductor rankings for Q1.
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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