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: 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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