John Walko, EE Times(07/07/2008 7:25 AM EDT) LONDON
-- The top 100 branded electronics firms consumed semiconductors worth $209 billion in 2007, or 76 percent of all chips sold last year, according to market research group Gartner.
The top application areas remain data processing (37 percent) and communications electronics (28 percent), which between them represented almost three-quarters of the semiconductors consumed by the top 100 OEM firms.
The consumer electronics sector came in third, representing 18 percent of all semiconductor sales, followed by industrial (9 percent) and automotive (8 percent).
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