South Korea's Hynix swings to net loss in Q3

South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, said Thursday it swung to a third-quarter net loss as weak demand for personal computers dampened sales.

Chip growth leads Samsung to another record profit

Samsung Electronics Co. reported another record quarterly profit as a revival in its semiconductor business and strong shipments of cheaper handsets offset flat sales of high-end smartphones.

Semiconductor sales down 28.6 pct in January: SIA

Worldwide semiconductor sales declined 28.6 percent in January from a year ago as the global recession continued to take a big bite out of the computer chip industry, an industry tracker said Monday.

Chip sales down 30 pct in March: SIA

Global semiconductor sales fell nearly 30 percent in March compared with a year ago but improved slightly over the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said Friday.

Intel shares soar as company beats soft forecast

(AP) -- Intel Corp. offered support Tuesday for its assertion that the computer business is rebounding, even as other parts of the industry throw off mixed signals. Intel's results and outlook were much better than analysts' ...

Computer chip sales up sharply in May over a year ago

Worldwide semiconductor sales rose 47.6 percent in May over a year ago and were 4.5 percent higher than the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said Tuesday.

Computer chip sales up in January: SIA

Worldwide semiconductor sales rose 47.2 percent in January over a year ago and were 0.3 percent higher than the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported Monday.

Chip sales down 25 pct in April: SIA

Global semiconductor sales declined 25 percent in April compared with a year ago but rose 6.4 percent over the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported Monday.

Samsung says 2nd-quarter operating profit fell

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics' profitability slumped in the second quarter as strong performance in fast-growing smartphones could not overcome weakness in liquid crystal displays.

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Semiconductor sales leaders by year

This article lists the top 10~25 largest semiconductor companies by sales leaders since 1987.

The article distinguishes between two types of semiconductor companies:

Gartner Dataquest Corp. has the longest history as the reference publisher of this ranking. Another sources of semiconductor sales market share have also become available by iSuppli Corporation starting from for year 2000. Only corporate semiconductor revenues are taken into account and businesses activities outside this sphere are excluded, for example IBM non-semiconductor business lines are excluded.

In the majority of cases, rankings are based on the analysis of the financial reports of the chip makers, although definitional issues regarding chip types, multichip modules, foundry manufacturing and chip license revenues create differences in reported numbers. The ranking for a given year is published in March of the following year when all the financial reports of the companies are closed.

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