Chip market weakness sends top-ranked vendors down 18%

August 27, 2019 //By Peter Clarke
Chip market weakness sends top-ranked vendors down 18%
The top 15 semiconductor suppliers' sales fell by 18 percent in 1H19, according to market research firm IC Insights.

Sony was the only top-15 semiconductor supplier to register year-over-year growth in 1H19.

Top 15 semiconductor vendors ranked by 1H19 sales revenue. Source: IC Insights. List includes foundries, IDMs and fabless chip companies.

Because of the fall in memory prices Samsung, SK Hynix, Micron and Toshiba Memory performed particularly badly and Intel was able to retake the number one position from Samsung. Intel had 20 percent more semiconductor sales than Samsung in 1H19.

There were two new entrants into the top-15 ranking in 1H19 as compared to 1H18. MediaTek moved up one spot to 15th and Sony, which was the only top-15 supplier to register year-over-year growth, jumped up five positions to 14th.

If foundry TSMC was excluded from the ranking, China-based fabless IC supplier HiSilicon with $3.5 billion of half-year sales would have been 15th.

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