Taiwan has world’s 2nd-largest fabless IC market share: study

The China post
Date: April 6, 2015
By: CNA                                                                                                                     

Taipei — Taiwan performed well in integrated circuit (IC) design in 2014, securing 18 percent of the world’s fabless IC market share, ranking second behind the United States, according to semiconductor market research company IC Insights.

U.S. companies held the dominant share of fabless IC sales last year, although the share fell from 69 percent in 2010 to 63 percent, IC Insights said in the latest update to its 2015 McClean Report, an analysis and forecast for the IC industry.

The largest increase in fabless IC market share came from Chinese companies, which held a 9-percent share in 2014, compared to 5 percent in 2010, the report said.     [FULL  STORY]

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