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Intel, Samsung Up, Qualcomm, Toshiba Down in Chip Vendor Ranking

LONDON — Gartner Inc. has produced an updated top-ten chip vendor ranking for 2014 based on companies' final financial results.

There is one change of position to a preliminary ranking produced in January 2015 and other changes of company sales and annual growth figures and market shares.

Gartner re-assessed its opinion of Toshiba's annual chip sales for 2014 to $10.655 billion down from $11.589 billion given in January (see Chip market grew 7.9 percent in 2014, says Gartner). As a result Gartner has changed the ranking putting Texas Instruments at position six and above Toshiba ranked seventh.

The total chip market value in 2014 was market up slightly from the $339.8 billion assessment given by the market research firm to $340.3 billion in its latest report. However, the additional half-a-billion dollars was not enough to change the growth figure of 7.9 percent. In its final figures Gartner has marked Intel and Samsung's chip sales for 2014 slightly higher than previously and Qualcomm's and Toshiba's slightly lower.

Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by Revenue, Worldwide, 2014 (Millions of Dollars). Source: Gartner Inc. Click here for larger image

Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by Revenue, Worldwide, 2014 (Millions of Dollars). Source: Gartner Inc.

The top 25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenue increased 11.7 percent, which was more than the overall industry's growth and accounted for 72.4 percent of total market revenue, up from 69.9 percent in 2013.

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