TSMC and NVIDIA fastest growing semiconductor vendor

Posted on Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 07:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
IC Insights published its top 20 semiconductor vendor ranking for the first quarter of 2008. As usual Intel takes the top spot, followed by Samsung and Texas Instruments. The biggest gainers are TSMC, NVIDIA and Qualcomm, these firms saw their shipments go up with 44%, 37% and 29%.
In its May update to The McClean Report, President Bill McClean said cell phone IC supplier Qualcomm boosted first-quarter revenues by 29% year-over-year, jumping four spots to rank as the 10th largest semiconductor supplier.

Broadcom also jumped four positions and is now the 20th largest semiconductor supplier. Panasonic moved to 19th, and NEC edged up two spots to the 13th position.

Nvidia (Santa Clara, Calif.), the second-largest fabless supplier, registered a “blistering” 37% year-over-year increase in sales, McClean said. Nvidia is now in the 18th position in the ranking, up two places from rank last year.

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