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Competitive Landscape: Top Fabless Semiconductor Companies, Taiwan, 2011

Published: 22 June 2011

ID: G00213114

Analyst(s): Brady Wang, Ben Lee , Jamie Wang, Amy Teng


The top 10 Taiwanese fabless semiconductor companies are growing by making significant revenue in Taiwan and China, but growth is lower than their global counterparts. To excel in mature markets, they need to strategically position themselves according to their core competencies and strengths.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Analysis
  • Competitive Situations and Trends
    • Wireless Applications Continue to Dominate Revenue
    • Strong Reliance on the Chinese Market
    • Increasing Global Market Penetration
    • The Top Three $1-Billion Taiwanese Fabless Firms Will Continue to Lead
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Will Continue
    • Taiwan Fabless Companies Continue to Vary in Business Strength
    • A Strong Reliance on Distributors
    • Continued Investment in Intellectual Property
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
  • Competitive Profiles
    • No. 1 MediaTek
    • No. 2 Novatek Microelectronics
    • No. 3 Mstar Semiconductor
    • No. 4 Realtek
    • No. 5 Himax
    • No. 6 Richtek
    • No. 7 Global Unichip
    • No. 8 Raydium
    • No. 9 Ralink
    • No. 10 Sunplus
  • References and Methodology

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