According to the data published by the consulting firm Gartner, the world semiconductor market recorded revenues of 419.7 billion dollars last year , a figure that implies an increase of 22.2 percent compared to the 2016 data.
In the battle of the brands there has been the rise to the first place of Samsung , a company that, thanks to a turnover of 61.215 million dollars in the field of semiconductors in 2017, achieved a growth of 52.6% and now it controls 14.6% of the market .
In second place is Intel , which loses the first place even though an increase of 6.7 percent is noted. 57,112 million dollars of revenue and a market share of 13.8% .
The third position is for SK Hynix , which achieved a high growth of 79% to reach the 26,309 million dollars of turnover and control 6.3% of the market worldwide.
Next on the list is Micron ( 5.5% share ), which obtains an improvement of 78.1% after entering 23,062 million dollars, followed by Qualcomm ( 4.1% share ), which advanced 10.7%. % in 2017 and invoiced 17,063 million dollars.
Other brands highlighted in the Gartner report are Broadcom ( 3.7% share ), which gained 17.1% and reached 15.49 billion dollars, as well as Texas Instruments ( 3.3% share ), which grew 16% reaching $ 13,806 million.
Finally, Toshiba ( 3.1% share ), which increases its revenues by 29.2% reached 12,813 million dollars, Western Digital ( 2.2% share ), which registered an increase of 120.2%. hundred billing 9,181 million dollars, and NXP ( 2.1% share ), which yields 7% and ends with 8,651 million dollars.
Also, it should be noted that in the future there could be important changes in the classification if Broadcom manages to complete the purchase of Qualcomm, and the latter successfully concludes the acquisition of NXP, in an operation that is expected to receive the green light very soon of the community authorities.