Christoph Hammerschmidt, EETimes
4/7/2016 08:20 AM EDT
MUNICH—According to the latest analysis by market watcher Semicast Research, NXP was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2015. Infineon passed Renesas Electronics to become the second largest vendor, with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments completing the top five. Semicast estimates that revenues for OE automotive semiconductors totaled USD 28.2 billion in 2015.
Supplier consolidation and currency movements are the key factors influencing changes in the vendor share ranking in 2015. NXP completed the acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor in early December 2015, propelling the combined company to the top of the share ranking, with an estimated 14.5 percent. Similarly, Infineon’s acquisition of International Rectifier in January 2015 moves it ahead of Renesas to number two, with an estimated market share of 10.1 percent. Having been the largest semiconductor supplier to the OE automotive sector for each of the last five years, Renesas is thus relegated to third position in the vendor share ranking in 2015, with an estimated 9.5 percent share.
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