STMicroelectronics achieved minor growth and is now a distant third in the ranking ahead of Texas Instruments, Qorvo and Hewlett Packard. Lower ranked NXP Semiconductor and Sony, performed well, increasing their revenue by 30 and 40 percent, respectively.
Ranking of top 30 MEMS manufacturers by 2018 revenue. Source: Yole Developpement.
Like many other sectors of the semiconductor industry the MEMS sector was affected by slowness in smartphones and automotive sales and inventory build-up and reduced prices in 4Q18, Yole states. Yole said the inventory should be reduced in the first half of 2019 followed by a moderate MEMS growth for the rest of the year.
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