NXP is expected to be among the 17 semiconductor companies with sales exceeding 10 billion dollars this year. AMD and Analog Devices also join IC Insights’ list of “megasuppliers,” which is headed by Samsung. Driven by a resurgent memory market, the Korean chip behemoth once again replaced Intel as the leading semiconductor producer. The latter’s almost flat sales make for a stark contrast to those of its direct x86 competitor: AMD’s sales shot up 65 percent year-over-year. The two processor makers are still miles apart in revenue, though. Three more companies enjoyed revenue growth of over 50 percent this year: Qualcomm (51 percent), Nvidia (57 percent) and Mediatek (65 percent).