Analog IC manufacturing moves to 300mm; new growth applications arise

July 26, 2012 — The analog IC market is a $42 billion business, or 14% of the total semiconductor market. More than 90 companies supply analog ICs, including IDMs, foundries, and fabless semiconductor companies.

Revenues from analog are heavily weighted to communications products, but several market growth drivers are identified in Semico‚Äôs new report, including automotive, energy, mobility, and medical/healthcare. 

As the analog industry moves to more complex products on smaller technology nodes, there will be an increase in 300mm production. Both smaller nodes and larger wafers offer cost advantages at the IC production level.

This report covers analog capacity by region, by wafer size, and by company type. Analog IDMs and fabless companies are presented according to the types of analog products they produce. Companies with analog foundry capability are also included. The report ranks the top ten analog companies by their analog capacity. The 2011 analog market shares are included.

The analog market is moving into the 300mm era, and this report explores the players in this area and who will be next to move to the larger wafer size. Finally, analog capacity by technology node is presented.

Companies mentioned in this report: Allegro Microsystems, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, Altis Semiconductor (IBM/Infineon JV), Anadigics, Analog Devices, Atmel, austriamicrosystems, Avago Technologies, AWSC (Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company), BCD Semiconductor (SIM-BCD), Bi-CMOS Foundry, Bosch, CEITEC, China Resources Microelectronics, Conexant Systems, Cree, CSMC Technologies, Diodes Inc., Dongbu HiTek, Exar, Fairchild Semiconductor, Founder Microelectronics International, Freescale, Fujitsu, Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Grace Semiconductor Mfg Corp (GSMC), Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co., Hitachi, Honeywell International, HRL Laboratories, LLC, IBM Corporation Burlington, Infineon, Intersil Corporation, IXYS, Kokomo Semiconductors, Lapis Semiconductor, LFoundry, Linear Technology, Lite On Semiconductor, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Maxchip, Maxim, Micrel, Microchip Technology, Microsemi, MIMOS Semiconductor, Mitsumi Electric, Mosel Vitelic Inc., Northrop Grumman, Nuvoton, NXP, ON Semiconductor, On-Bright Electronics, Panasonic Semiconductor, Plessey Semiconductor, Polar Semiconductor Inc (Sanken Electric), Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics Corporation, RFMD, Richtek Technology, Rohm, Samsung, Sanken Electric, Seiko Epson, Semtech, Shanghai Belling, Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co. Ltd. (SHHNEC), Sharp, Silicon Labs, Silterra, Skyworks, SMIC, Sony, SSMC (Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company), STMicroelectronics, Supertex, Teledyne DALSA Semiconductor, Telefunken Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, Tokai Rika, Toshiba, TowerJazz, Triquint, TSMC, UMC, Universal Semiconductor Inc., Vanguard International Semiconductor, Vitesse, X-FAB, ZMD.

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