Intel, Samsung, Toshiba lead semiconductor sales

June 13, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Semiconductor industry heavyweights Intel, Samsung and Toshiba (in that order) topped semiconductor sales so far in 2011, according to a report from ABI Research. As a whole, the semiconductor market should see about 4% growth during 2011, which is softer than the recovery upswing of 2010, but stronger than 2009’s recessionary numbers.

In Q1 2011, Intel, Samsung, and Toshiba "controlled 31.6% of the global semiconductor market," said ABI Research semiconductor practice director Peter Cooney, adding that this year-over-year (YOY) share increase was largely due to Intel’s 2% share gain.

Acquisitions are running rampant in the semiconductor industry, which should impact 2011 quarterly results, as well as individual company results and strategies:

  • Intel acquired parts of Infineon;
  • Qualcomm recently completed its acquisition of Atheros;
  • Texas Instruments is acquiring National Semiconductor.

The semiconductor market experiences periodic fluctuations that significantly affect the semiconductor market every four or five years, noted Cooney.

ABI Research has just launched a new Market Data product showing a top-level view of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers and market as a whole, "Worldwide Semiconductor Market." Learn more at It is part of three ABI Research Services: Mobile Device Semiconductors, MEMS, and Wireless Connectivity.

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