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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

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

Tags: ee times, question 3a

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 09, 2012 16:15

    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. David Manners
    October 09, 2012 15:25

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

  3. Anonymous
    October 09, 2012 14:40

    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. Anonymous
    October 09, 2012 11:08

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

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