Skyworks leapfrogs Infineon, ST in analog IC ranking

Skyworks leapfrogs Infineon, ST in analog IC ranking

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Texas Instruments remained the top vendor of analog ICs in 2020 retaining its 19 percent market share, but Skyworks jumped two places to rank third, according to IC Insights.
By Peter Clarke


Skyworks Solutions posted the strongest annual sales increase in 2020 in the top ten ranking, which collectively accounted for 62 percent of total analog IC sales of $57.0 billion. This was the same percentage as in 2019.

With analog sales of $10.9 billion and 19 percent marketshare, Texas Instruments remained number one and increased its lead over second-ranked Analog Devices. TI’s 2020 analog revenue accounted for 80 percent of its $13.6 billion in IC sales and 75 percent of its $14.5 billion in total semiconductor revenue.

Top ten vendors ranked by 2020 analog IC revenue ($millions). Source: IC Insights.

About half of TI’s analog devices were manufactured on 300mm-diameter wafers in 2020. Fully packaged and tested ICs made on 300mm wafers cost about 20 percent less than those fabricated in 200mm fabs, according to TI.

Skyworks’ growth in 2020 was driven by upgrade cycles for cellular communications and Wi-Fi. The company said its devices were part of the 5G-smartphone launches at Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and other Tier-1 players.

With Skyworks jumping into third place, European chip vendors are now ranked 4, 5 and 6 – Infineon, STMicroelectronics and NXP, respectively. Collectively, they accounted for 17 percent of global marketshare, one point less than in 2019.  

Infineon’s analog IC sales were up 2 percent year-on-year to $3.8 billion. At ST analog sales slipped 1 percent to $3.3 billion while NXP was ranked number six with sales of $2.5 billion.

IC Insights ranking of an analog IC is one used by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), that reads, “Devices are classified as analog if at least 50 percent of the total die area of the integrated circuits(s) in the device is occupied by analog circuitry.”  Some analog companies embed less than 50 percent analog circuitry onto their various logic chips.

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