tech news-Fabless sector under performs in the beginning of 2011


compiled by IC Insights of Arizona.
The Magnificent Seven, with growth above the overall semiconductor market growth rate of 31% were:
1 Mstar 605 – 1,067 76%
2 Altera 1,196 – 1,954 63%
3 Broadcom 4,271 – 6,589 54%
4 Novatek 819 – 1,149 40%
5 Avago 858 – 1,187 38%
6 Xilinx 1,699 – 2,311 36%
7 Marvell 2,690 – 3,592 34%
The Magnificent Seven represented a 47% increase in IC sales last year, and accounted for 45% of the total increase in fabless IC sales in 2010 ($5.7bn out of $12.6bn.
Overall the fabless industry had a less than successful year growing 27% which was less than the semiconductor industry as a whole – the first year on record that the fabless segment did not outperform the industry as a whole.
This was due to the relatively poor performance of Qualcomm, MediaTek, Nvidia, LSI Corp., ST-Ericsson, Realtek, and Himax which, in total, only increased their sales by 8%.
The Top 20 fabless companies
in 2010 were:
Qualcomm 7,204
Broadcom 6,589
AMD 6,494
Marvell 3,592
MediaTek 3,590
Nvidia 3,575
Xilinx 2,311
Altera 1,954
LSI Corp. 1,616
Avago 1,187
Novatek 1,149
ST-Ericsson 1,146
MStar 1,067
Atheros 927
CSR 801
Realtek 706
Himax 643
PMC-Sierra 635
Trident 558
Lantiq 550