“Semiconductor companies Encounter”

The semiconductor industry lives – and dies – by a simple creed: smaller, faster and cheaper.Thanks in large part to fierce competition and to new technologies that lower the cost of production per chip, within a matter of months, the price of a new chip can fall 50%

The list below includes some of the Big Semiconductor companies doing Encounters

Intel (INTC) is the inventor of the chipset (x86) that’s found inside most of the computers in world. It is also the World’s largest and highest valued semiconductor company.

Intel Corporation’s most significant rivals are

PC client operating and revenue segment
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – personal computer processor manufacturer
IBM- personal computer processor manufacturer

Mobile microprocessors

DEG microprocessor
Microchip Technology
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Flash memory segment
Micron Technology


Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of silicon powerhouse Samsung Electronics. The company markets Samsung’s many semiconductor product lines, including its DRAM, SRAM, and flash memory chips
Foundry business, it provides chip manufacturing services to companies such as Qualcomm (QCOM), NVIDIA (NVDA), and Apple (AAPL).

Samsung Semiconductors most significant rivals are

Smartphone business
Competes with its foundry customer Apple but acts a customer for QCOM.
Memory and logic chip business
Competes with its foundry customers NVIDIA and QCOM but serves smartphone manufacturers such as Apple.
Foundry business
Competes with TSMC and Micron


Qualcomm (QCOM) develops, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Sells Telecommunication Products
Main Revenue: CDMA technologies, Wireless and Internet & Other

Qualcomm most significant rivals are
CDMA technologies
Huawei, HTC, Nokia, Samsung
Wireless and Internet segment
IBM, HP, Dell, Yahoo, Google, Broadcom, Texas Instruments, Nokia and Ericsson.

Texas Instruments (TI) is a global semiconductor design & manufacturing company. It is the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors in the world. Its largest segment is analog semiconductors, which change real-world signals (such as sound and images) into the digital data streams. Analog product are used to manage power in all electronic devices; TI sells these products to customers in the consumer electronics and industrial markets, among others.

Texas Instruments most significant rivals are
Qualcomm -Top Mobile Handset
ST Microelectronics
Freescale Semiconductor (NXP) – Multi-Core DSP

NXP Semiconductors, started as a spin-off from Philips in 2006. Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) from its huge product portfolio are used in everything from car radios and automotive networking systems to notebook computers and wireless base stations.

NXP Semiconductors most significant rivals are
NFC market
Broadcom, Inside Secure, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments (NYSE:TI), Intel and Qualcomm.


Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor firm that develops computer processors and related technologies. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) makes well-regarded processors for customers such as Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and Dell, but it remains a distant #2 in PC and server microprocessors behind Intel.

AMD most significant rivals are
Graphics chips
Nvidia and Intel


NVIDIA is conscientious about rendering the best images possible. Its products generate images used in many PCs, video game consoles, mobile devices, and super computers. The company has 65% share of the market for gaming GPUs. NVIDIA is diversifying into other areas such as automotive and data center recently.

Nvidia most significant rivals are
Graphics Processing Units
Advanced Micro Devices
Qualcomm Incorporated
Intel Corporation

As a result, there is constant pressure on chip makers to come up with something better and even cheaper than what redefined state-of-the-art only a few months before. . Even in a down market, weak sales are seen as no excuse for not coming up with better products to whet the appetites of customers who will eventually need to upgrade their computing and electronic devices.



Advanced Staff – HR at ALTRAN


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