ST is big gainer in analog IC vendor ranking

May 14, 2019 //By Peter Clarke
ST is big gainer in analog IC vendor ranking
Texas Instruments lost market share but remained the top analog IC vendor in 2018 while STMicroelectronics achieved the strongest growth in analog, according to IC Insights Inc.

The 10 largest suppliers of analog ICs accounted for 60 percent of worldwide analog sales last year, or $36.1 billion, compared to nearly 61 percent in 2017, or about $33.0 billion, according to the market research firm. The analog chip market therefore grew by 11.2 percent in 2018 compared with 2017.

Strong growth performances by ST, Infineon and Microchip in terms of percentage growth meant that most of the other top ten ranked companies lost market share, including Texas Instruments.

Despite this, the ranking only changed in one position compared to last year (see TI stretches lead in analog IC vendor ranking) with Infineon Technologies moving above Skyworks Solutions to take third position. Elsewhere the top ten ranking remained the same.

Top ten ranking of analog IC vendors by 2018 revenue ($millions). Source: IC Insights.

TI retained its position at the top of the ranking. The company's 2018 analog revenue accounted for 78 percent of its $13.9 billion in IC sales and 72 percent of its $14.9 billion total semiconductor revenue.

TI primarily targets industrial applications (36 percent of 2018 revenue), personal electronics (23 percent of 2018 revenue), and automotive applications (20 percent of revenue) with its analog products. It is worth noting that industrial and automotive applications represented 56 percent of TI's revenue in 2018, up from 42 percent five years ago.

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