NXP holds pole position in automotive semiconductor ranking

March 24, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research NXP maintained its position as the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2016, ahead of Infineon Technologies. Following the acquisition of Atmel, Microchip is a new entry into the top ten ranking. The market researcher estimates that revenues for OE automotive semiconductors totaled USD 30.0 billion in 2016.

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%.

NXP continues to lead the pack in the automotive chip business. 
Next year, the pole position will likely be held by Qualcomm

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.

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