Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Qualcomm, Globalfoundries +30% in Sales in 2012
Both are benefitting from growth of mobile and tablet chip demands. Samsung is likely to lose sales due to Apple shifting production away from them. See more about foundaries ranking in 2011 and 2012.
Qualcomm, Globalfoundries gain in chip sales rankings
11/8/2012 2:02 AM EST
Fabless giant, foundry forecast to climb to top 20 rankings ladder by growing sales by 30 percent in 2012. SAN FRANCISCO—Fabless chip giant Qualcomm Inc. and foundry vendor Globalfoundries Inc. are each expected to move up IC Insights Inc.'s list of the top 20 chip vendors as ranked by sales in 2012, according to the market research firm's latest forecast.
Both firms are expected to grow sales by at least 30 percent, according to IC Insights (Scottsdale, Ariz.). Qualcomm (San Diego) is on pace for 2012 revenue of more than $12.8 billion, fourth among all chip firms, up from seventh in 2011, according to the November Update to IC Insight's McClean Report. Meanwhile, Globalfoundries (Milpitas, Calif.) is on pace to move to No. 15 this year from No. 21 last year, with projected sales of $4.56 billion, according to the report. Additional information