Linear Technologies is estimated to have gained the most share from 2009 to 2010, increasing by 1.1% of the total, to almost catch Infineon Technologies, which is estimated to have lost 0.2% of the market. This places Linear Technologies third globally, moving up from sixth in 2009.
National Semiconductor is estimated to have lost most market share from 2009 to 2010, placing it sixth globally, below STMicroelectronics which remain ranked fifth, despite also losing market share. Maxim Integrated Products remained fourth globally, also capturing market share in 2010.
IMS Research says that the recent announcement relating to TI’s acquisition of National Semiconductor makes it look like TI will continue to strengthen its position as the largest supplier in the market, though competition will remain fierce.
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