The official sales results for the semiconductor industry are in and they are exceptionally great.
The total overall sales for 2014 is $340.3 billion, which has
risen 7.9% from 2013!
What is interesting, and even more good news, is that all device
categories have seen some growth, not just a handful as occurred over
the last few years. The memory market is still performing the best
overall as it has grown 16.6%.
Intel are still top dog as they retain the number one market share
position – and this is for an impressive 23 years in a row! Not
only do they possess a 15.4% share of the overall market, they have
grown 7.7% from 2013. Even with PC sales declining, Intel have still
managed to perform incredibly. Samsung are chasing them down though,
sticking in second place with a 10.2% share of the market. Having
achieved some good sales with their own Galaxy smartphones and the
excellent partnerships with Apple and Nvidia, they have managed to
grow significantly more than Intel with a growth of 13.4%
The figures for the industry as a whole are heading in the right
direction and this is fantastic news for every one of us in the
For a more in depth look at these results from Gartner, check out their report on their website here:
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