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SK Hynix, Qualcomm log double-digit sales growth

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductors? foundries? fabs?

The top 20 global semiconductor sales leaders for 1H13 include eight suppliers headquartered in the U.S., four in Japan, three in Europe, three in Taiwan, and two in South Korea. The ranking includes pure-play foundries TSMC, Globalfoundries and UMC and four fabless companies.

There were numerous changes within the ranking in 1H13 as compared to last year. Some of the companies rising in the ranking included SK Hynix, which moved up three places and into the top 5; Broadcom, which edged into the top 10; Elpida, which was officially purchased by Micron just last week, shot up seven places to 17th place; and MediaTek, which jumped up four positions to make it into the top 20. In contrast, Fujitsu dropped five places and fell out of the top 20 ranking, going from being ranked 17th in 2012 to 22nd in 1H13. The other company to fall out of the top 20 ranking was fabless supplier Nvidia, which went from being ranked 18th in 2012 to 21st in 1H13, even though the company posted a two per cent increase in year-over-year sales. Another casualty was Sony, which fell to 16th place in 1H13 from the 12th position in 2012.

1H13 Top 20 semiconductor sales leaders

Table 1: 1H13 Top 20 semiconductor sales leaders ($M, including foundries).

It is interesting to note that if Micron and Elpida's 1H13 sales were combined, the "new" company would have had $6,699 million in total sales in 1H13 and would have been ranked as the fifth-largest semiconductor supplier worldwide. Now that the two companies are officially combined, look for Micron to move up in the ranking of top suppliers over the remainder of 2013 and in 2014.

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