Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
TI Top Dog In Bad Year For Industrial ICs.
The industrial IC market sank 5.4% in 2012, with the eight leading suppliers of industrial ICs suffering revenue declines ranging from 0.8% to over 20% in 2012, says IHS
The top ten suppliers had collective revenue of $12.19bn representing 40.4% of the $30.15bn industrial IC market.
TI was No.1 supplier with sales of $2.09bn – down 6.6% on the year.
ST, at No.2, had revenue of $1.47bn, down 11.6%.
Infineon, at $1.46bn, was down 19.3%.
In fourth place was Intel with $1.34bn, followed at No. 5 by Analog Devices with $1.23bn – both down 7-8% on the year.
No. 7 Mitsubishi went down 20.4 percent to $944m, while No. 6 Renesas, fell 19.9% to $1.15bn.
No. 8, Maxim, was flat at $865 million.
Only two companies in the top ten grew sales last year – Nichia and Panasonic.
Nichia went from No.16 in 2011 to No.9 last year thanks to its involvement in light-emitting diodes (LED) for general lighting. Nichia’s revenue reached $822 million, up 24.4%.
Panasonic grew 9.8% to $821m.
Among those that fell out of the Top 10 last year were NXP – down from No. 9 in 2011; and Xilinx.
Top Ten Industrial IC Suppliers 2012
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