Each of Europe’s three major IC suppliers was a top-10 analog supplier in 2018. Collectively, the three companies accounted for 15 percent of the global analog market. Infineon continues to expand its presence in automotive (43 percent of 2018 sales) and power management (31 percent of 2018 sales) applications. Industrial power control (17 percent) and chip card and security (9 percent) rounded out its other major end-use applications.
ST's analog sales jumped 26 percent to $3.2 billion (5 percent marketshare). A large part of ST's analog IC sales target motion control (motor driver ICs and high-voltage driver ICs), automation (intelligent power switches), and energy management (powerline communication ICs) applications.
NXP was the sixth-largest analog supplier in 2018 with sales that increased 10 percent to $2.6 billion (4 percent marketshare). NXP sells its analog devices into many system functions but one of its key growth areas is automotive, where its analog chips are essential components in emerging lidar, vehicle network, and 5G systems.
Analog sales at On Semiconductor increased 11 percent to $2.0 billion. The increase followed analog sales gains of 35 percent in 2017 and a 16 percent rise in 2016. These three years of gains were partly the result of its acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor in September 2016.
Analog IC sales at Microchip Technology increased 22 percent in 2018. This was largely dure to Microchip's $8.35 billion acquisition of Microsemi, which closed in May 2018.
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