Monday, April 27, 2009

Top 10 MCU Vendors 2008


It is sad to see that quite some of them are struggling. Renesas and NEC Electronics are struggling and may combine force. Freescale and NXP are also not in good shape. Atmel and Infineon are not really much better either.

Here are some articles from EETIMES.
NEC Electronics, Renesas target next April for merger
Can Freescale beat the odds?
Will KKR inject more funds into NXP?


solarwind said...

What does the "rank" here mean? I have never heard of Renesas and I see it in first rank.

Xiaofan said...

The rank is in terms of revenue. Renesas is popular in Japan and in other parts of the world. It is the combination of semiconductor division of Hitachi and Mitsubishi. I know that in US, probably even NXP and ST are not popular.