LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent semiconductor capital spending market in the US report. This research report also lists seven other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.
Competitive vendor landscape
Technavio estimates the semiconductor capital spending market in the US to surpass USD 31 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of close to 9% during the forecast period. The market is dominated by major companies such as Intel, Global Foundries, and Samsung. Even Micron has a significant presence in the market. The competition in the US semiconductor industry is stiff. Evolution of technology is one of the key reasons for such intense competition. With the rapid pace of technological advancements in the US market, vendors are engaged in large capital spending. Therefore, the market is characterized by the presence of players with strong technological expertise.
Technavio’s lead semiconductor equipment industry analyst Asif Gani says, “Vendors in the US semiconductor market compete based on price, innovation, quality and performance, and support services. Since the US market is technologically mature, consumers have a high priority towards utility of the end consumer products. Also, to ensure consumer satisfaction and guarantee that they always get high utility from the product purchased, electronic device manufacturers need to focus on continuous innovation.”
The top five vendors operating in the US semiconductor market
Global Foundries was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in California, US. The company provides semiconductor-manufacturing services to high tech customers throughout the world.
In June 2014, together with Scaleo, a fabless semiconductor company in automotive electronics for powertrain, body control and driver-information, announced the launch of a 55nm automotive-specific semiconductor platform. The new semiconductor platform uses GLOBALFOUNDRIES 55nm eFlash NVM Platform, to develop a new range of microcontrollers embedding unique technologies.
Intel was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in California, US. The company designs and manufactures advanced integrated digital technology platforms.
Intel caters its semiconductors for many industrial applications. The company provides its platforms to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers, and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the communications and computing industries.
Through the Internet of Things segment, the company provides platforms for its customers to design products for the industrial, transportation, retail, and buildings and home market segments.
Micron Technology was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Idaho, US. It manufactures and markets NAND Flash, DRAM, and NOR Flash memory. It also offers semiconductor systems, advanced memory technologies, and packaging solutions.
To strengthen its position in the semiconductor sector, the company is acquiring competitor companies. In 2013, the company acquired Rexchip Electronics, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures and distributes random access memory products. It also acquired Elpida Memory; Virtensys; Numonyx from Intel, STMicroelectronics, N.V., and Francisco Partners; Lexar Media; Dominion Semiconductor; KMT Semiconductor; and Texas Instruments.
Samsung Electronics, along with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and sells consumer electronics, mobile communications, information technology, and device solutions worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.
The company’s device solutions segment engages in semiconductor and display businesses globally. It provides semiconductor products such as memory and system LSI and display products, including LCD and OLED panels.
For the FY2014, the device solution segment reported a revenue of USD 62.18 billion that accounted for about 29% of the company’s net revenue.
SK Hynix was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The company along, with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor products globally.
As of December 2014, the company had around 28,000 employees globally. The company reported net revenue of USD 12.95 billion and USD 16.27 billion, respectively.
In February 5, 2015, SK Hynix signed an agreement with Toshiba, a Japanese multinational conglomerate, for the joint development on of a process technology, Nanoimprint lithography.
Apart from the top five vendors described above, the seven other prominent vendors listed in this report include AMD, Analog Devices, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, Marvell Technologies, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments.
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