The preliminary 2015 semiconductor supplier market share results for the top 20 semiconductor suppliers is presented in the table below. The complete listing of market share results for 143 companies tracked by IHS Technology on a quarterly basis is available in the section of this market insight that is reserved for subscribers to this research.
The results for 2015 illustrate two important outcomes for the year: First - IHS Technology predicts that the semiconductor market will decline by 1.0% in 2015; Second - the record setting level of mergers and acquisitions is significantly reshaping the competitive landscape in the semiconductor industry. The results in the table below show the results from the acquisitions that closed in 2015. However, there are three major, announced acquisitions that are expected to close in the first half of 2016. The 2015 and 2016 M&A activity is highlighted in the table. When the 2016 acquisitions close the top five semiconductor suppliers will control nearly 40% of all semiconductor revenues and the top 10 will control 55% of the revenues.
There are several notable changes in the rankings among the top ten suppliers. SK Hynix moves up to number three in the rankings as Qualcomm struggled with both a weak wireless market as well as renewed competition from key rivals. NXP jumps all the way up to number seven in the rankings with its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor. Even without closing the acquisition of Broadcom, Avago Technologies breaks into the top ten at number ten. When the Broadcom acquisition is finalized Avago Technologies will move up to number five. This will leave the number ten position open. STMicroelectronics and Infineon Technologies are locked in a tight battle to capture the number 10 position in the first half of 2016.
The results for the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are presented in the table below: