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AMD makes it into top 10 chip firms

But Intel still far outstrips it in growth
Thu Dec 01 2005, 13:41
MARKET RESEARCH firm Isuppli said that Intel continues to lead the pack in the semiconductor market, and will churn out revenues of $35.8 billion this year.

And, said the firm, although AMD has made market share gains, Intel continues to surpass the smaller firm's projected rise of 11.8 per cent, said market intelligence chief analyst Dale Ford.

Isuppli estimates that global chip revenue in 2005 will be $273.3 billion, a rise of four and a half per cent over 2004.

Aside from Intel, the next nine positions are occupied by Samsung, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ST Micro, Infineon, Renessas, Philips and AMD. AMD makes it into the top 10 after being in the 11th position in 2004.

Perhaps the biggest boost is for IBM, which will have chip revenues rise by 30 per cent this year, pushing it into the top 20.

And for the first time ATI has made it into the top 25, just below Nvidia which is in position 24. µ


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