Semicast's OE automotive semiconductor vendor share analysis ranks NXP as the leading supplier in 2016, with an estimated market share of 14.0%. NXP continues to hold the lead over Infineon Technologies, the second largest vendor, which in 2016 had an estimated market share of 10.7%. Renesas Electronics is judged to have been the third largest supplier of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2016, with a market share of 9.6%, ahead of STMicroelectronics on 7.6% and Texas Instruments on 6.9%. Robert Bosch was the only other vendor with an estimated market share of five percent or more in this sector in 2016, holding an estimated 5.9%.
With few changes in the vendor share ranking in 2016 over 2015, attention turns to the future of market leader NXP. Having merged with Freescale, thus creating the largest vendor of OE automotive semiconductors, NXP has experienced two important events over the last twelve months. First, in June 2016, NXP announced it was to divest its Standard Products division into a stand-alone company called Nexperia.