TI Leads Way on Analog IC Market

Article By : Dylan McGrath, EE Times

Held 18 percent of the analog IC market in 2017, according to IC Insights

SAN FRANCISCO — Texas Instruments expanded its lead in analog IC market share last year with $9.9 billion in analog revenue, more than twice that of No. 2 player Analog Devices (ADI), according to market research firm IC Insights.

TI held 18 percent of the analog IC market in 2017, compared to 8 percent for ADI, IC Insights said.  

Overall, the top 10 analog chip vendors accounted for $32.3 billion in sales, a cumulative market share of 59 percent, according to IC Insights. The cumulative sales total was up 14 percent compared with 2016, and the top 10 players combined picked up two points of market share, the firm said.

The total analog market was worth $54.5 billion in 2017.

TI’s analog chip sales accounted for about 71 percent of the company’s total semiconductor revenue last year, according to IC Insights’ estimates.

TI’s 2017 analog revenue represented 76% of its $13.0 billion in total IC sales and 71% of its $13.9 billion total semiconductor revenue, based on IC Insights’ estimates. The firm also estimates that about half of TI’s analog revenue last year was generated on devices built on 300mm wafers, which are still somewhat new to analog.

ADI’s analog sales increased by 14 percent to reach $4.3 billion last year, according to IC Insights, which factored Linear Technology’s sales into ADI’s for both 2016 and 2017. ADI acquired Linear Tech last year.

IC Insights Analog IC sales data

Among the companies on the IC Insights top 10 analog chip supplier list, only NXP Semiconductors saw its analog sales decline (by 1 percent). IC Insights attributed some of NXP’s decline to the sale of its standards products business to a consortium of Chinese investors, which occured in February 2017.

ON Semiconductor’s analog sales grew fastest among the top 10 vendors, increased by 35 percent to $1.8 billion, IC Insights said. Some of the gain was attributed to ON Semi’s 2016 acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor.

— Dylan McGrath is the editor-in-chief of EE Times

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