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TI continues domination of analog IC market

29 May 2013 News

Worldwide economic uncertainty has given the analog IC market plenty of ups and downs over the last several years; however 2012 was one of the worst years for this segment.

Analog was down 7% from 2011 with revenues just shy of $40 billion, although this was the unfortunate reality for the entire semiconductor market, which suffered an average decline of 3% in 2012.

All markets within analog did poorly, with the exception of the wired market. Power, automotive and communications were the most resilient, whereas computer, interface and data conversion products took the worst hit.

Texas Instruments remains the largest manufacturing company in analog in terms of market share; they finished 2012 with 16,7% of the entire market, or $6,6 billion in revenue. The company’s 2011 acquisition of National Semiconductor has proven to be a very profitable purchase as its market share in interface jumped from 23% to 27% and analog power IC share went from 21% to 24% in 2012.

With TI’s recent decision to restructure its business, it has been able to focus its efforts more on its dominance of the analog market. TI remains resilient, despite the oversupply in the industry caused primarily by China’s slowing economy and the ongoing debt crisis in Europe.

STMicroelectronics remained the second largest in market share for 2012 at slightly over 9% and $3,6 billion in revenue. Like TI, STMicroelectronics is attempting to better allocate its resources in the midst of a poor market and is dissolving its joint venture with Ericsson to better focus its efforts in analog products and power management. Being Europe’s top chipmaker, the firm is likely facing similar oversupply problems and other issues regarding the European economy.

Analog Devices makes up the third largest market share at 5,7% and $2,3 billion, but saw a year-over-year decline of 8%. It currently has the largest market share in the data converter segment, making up half of the market with $1,1 billion in 2012 revenue.

The overall data converter market was down for all companies by an average of 14%; however ADI only took a 12% decrease and the company’s market share increased slightly from 2011. Within the data converter market, ADI easily has an 84% share in high-speed ADCs and a 60% share in overall ADC revenue, making it the worldwide leader in both segments.

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