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AMD shoots up the semiconductor charts

But Intel still numero uno
Thu Mar 15 2007, 14:34
FIGURES SUPPLIED by market research firm iSuppli showed that while Intel was still king of the chip castle, its smaller rival AMD jumped up to number eight in 2006 from number 15 the year before.

Mind you, AMD bought ATI last year, so its revenue figures include this in. Elpida nearly doubled its DRAM revenue in 2006, while Hybix also did well. Isuppli said: "Out of 250 companies measured in iSuppli's semiconductor market-share research, 190 companies, or 76 per cent, achieved growth in 2006. Of this number, 128 companies attained double-digit growth during 2006."

The 2006 market share ranking showed Intel had "a bleak performance" while AMD had the "best of times" as it increased its revenue by 91.6 per cent. Revenue figures below are in millions US, while the column on the right is what iSuppli describes as a cumulative percentage figure. µ

05 06 Vendor
05 rev
06 rev
% change
% tot
%
1 1 Intel
35,466
31,542
-11.1
12.1
12.1
2 2 Samsung
17,710
19,842
12
7.6
19.7
3 3 TI
10,745
12,600
17.3
4.8
24.6
4 4 Toshiba
9,077
10,141
11.7
3.9
28.5
5 5 ST Micro
8,881
9,854
11
3.8
32.3
7 6 Renesas
8,107
7,900
-2.6
3
35.3
11 7 Hynix
5,560
7,865
41.5
3
38.3
15 8 AMD
3,917
7,506
91.6
2.9
41.2
10 9 Freescale
5,598
5,988
7
2.3
43.5
9 10 NXP
5,646
5,874
4
2.3
45.8
8 11 NEC
5,708
5,679
-0.5
2.2
48
NA 12 Qimonda
0
5,413
0
2.1
50
12 13 Micron
4,775
5,210
9.1
2
52
6 14 Infineon
8,297
5,119
-38.3
2
54
13 15 Sony
4,574
4,852
6.1
1.9
55.9
14 16 Qualcomm
3,457
4,529
31
1.7
57.6

 

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