According to mynavi website report, market research company IHS Markit announced the top ten semiconductor companies in the third quarter of 2019 on December 5, local time, Intel ranked first, and Sony entered the list for the first time.
According to data released by HIS, the total sales of the semiconductor market in the third quarter of 2019 were US $ 111.3 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 14.7% and a quarter-on-quarter decrease of 15.3%. The memory market in the first three quarters of 2019 and last year fell 34.4% year-on-year, a larger decline. According to HIS analysts, memory sales will pick up in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, due to the sharp fall in memory prices throughout the year, the overall recovery of the semiconductor market is not high.
In the third quarter, Intel ranked first in sales of semiconductor companies. In the second quarter, sales increased by 16.3%, and sales in the SSD and memory sectors increased by 37.2%. Vladimir Galabov, principal analyst at IHS Markit, said that Intel has achieved good results in all business areas, especially in the wireless business area. "Intel provides FPGAs and ASSPs for modems in devices and cellular base stations, and benefits from growing demand in this area."
The only Japanese semiconductor company to be on the list is Sony. In the third quarter, sales increased by 27.1% year-on-year, and increased by 41.5% from the previous quarter. Single top ten. Thanks to the market trend of smartphone cameras, Sony's CMOS image sensor business is booming, and Sony is currently preparing to invest to expand production capacity. In addition, HIS Markit analysts also predict that due to the drag on Japanese manufacturing, even if the Japanese service industry has grown slightly this year, the recovery is still insufficient, and the overall Japanese economic result will shrink this year.