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Analog Chip Suppliers Leaner and More Competitive Than Ever


May 22nd, 2012

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "2014 Analog Market Tracker" by Databeans, Inc..

Coming out of the global semiconductor industry wide downturn, most suppliers of analog chips are now leaner and more competitive and, consequently, are ready to pounce on returning consumer and business demand over the next year or two. Specifically, many analog players have made significant changes to their business structures in order to lower their operational costs and increase their profits and margins.

Meanwhile, other suppliers, such as Texas Instruments, have made large scale acquisitions in order to broaden their customer base, acquire new products, and narrow the competition. In terms of individual players Texas Instruments remained the leader in the analog industry in 2011 acquiring analog rival National Semiconductor and cementing its leadership role. Meanwhile, Europes largest chipmaker, STMicroelectronics, remained the second largest player and with TIs further gains in this industry it is likely that ST will remain the second largest player for some time to come. Infineon, Europes other large chipmaker, remained the third largest player of the global analog share followed very closely by Analog Devices. Finally, Qualcomm rounded out the top five suppliers of overall worldwide analog market share.

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