Paul van Gerven
10 May

With analog sales of 10.8 billion dollars in 2018, Texas Instruments maintained its firm grip as the world’s leading supplier of analog devices. TI’s analog sales were nearly twice those of second-ranked Analog Devices. TI primarily targets industrial applications (36 percent of 2018 revenue), personal electronics (23 percent), and automotive applications (20 percent) with its analog products. Industrial and automotive applications represented 56 percent of TI’s revenue in 2018, up from 42 percent just five years ago.

In line with historical trends, all three major European IC suppliers made the top 10 of analog IC suppliers. Posting a 14 percent sales increase, Infineon moved up one position to third place. Infineon continues to expand its presence in automotive (43 percent of 2018 sales) and power management (31 percent) applications. Industrial power control (17 percent) and chip card and security (9 percent) rounded out its other major end-use applications.

ST’s sales jumped 26 percent — highest among the top 10. Much of ST’s analog IC sales target motion control (motor driver ICs and high-voltage driver ICs), automation (intelligent power switches), and energy management (powerline communication ICs) applications.

NXP was the sixth-largest analog supplier in 2018 with sales that increased 10 percent to 2.6 billion dollars. NXP sells its analog devices into many system functions but one of its key growth areas is automotive, where its analog chips are essential components in emerging Lidar, vehicle networks, and 5G systems.

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