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Memory makers cause mayhem with IC Insights top 20 semiconductor rankings

08 November 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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Fabless semiconductor competitors, Qualcomm and Broadcom saw revenues grow the fastest of all companies, with growth of 27 percent and 26 percent respectively. Qualcomm is now 9th largest semiconductor supplier through the first three quarters of 2008, according to IC Insights. Broadcom, move up five positions and is now the 18th largest semiconductor supplier in the world

AMD (12th) is now growing revenue faster than rival Intel (1st), with 9 percent growth, while Intel recorded 7 percent revenue growth.

IC Insights expects that the top 20 semiconductor suppliers, in total, will register 4Q08 sales of $43.2 billion, a decline of 8% sequentially.

IC Insights' latest 3Q08 top 20 semiconductor supplier rankings


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