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Competitive Landscape: Semiconductor Distributors, 2015

Published: 09 June 2015

ID: G00272087

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji


Competition among semiconductor distributors remains fierce. It is important for the sales executives at semiconductor chip suppliers to both select the best distributors to align with and rebuild the global channel strategies to keep growing in the maturing semiconductor market.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Customer Coverage
    • Breadth of Product Portfolio and Service Offerings
    • Business Scale
  • Market Players
    • Niche Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Affordable Consumer Device Market Will Reach Plateau in the Next 12 Months
    • Increasing M&As of Semiconductor Chip Suppliers Will Result in the Reduction of Semiconductor Distributors, Especially in the Japanese Market
    • Many Semiconductor Chip Suppliers Will Focus More on Niche Markets
    • Distributor Competition in the Japanese and Asia/Pacific Markets Will Become Fiercer From 2015
    • One-Stop Shop for Makers Can Take Initiative in the Future Distributor Market
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Arrow Electronics
    • Avnet
    • Digi-Key
    • Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings
    • Rochester Electronics
    • Ryosan
    • Smith & Associates
    • Toyota Tsusho
    • WPG Holdings
  • References and Methodology
  • Definitions

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