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Market Share Analysis: Semiconductor Distributors, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00320307

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji


Several leading semiconductor distributors slowed their growth through 2016, but it is becoming more important for the technology product marketing leaders at semiconductor chip vendors to gain opportunities with distributors in the emerging markets.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • Several Taiwanese Distributors Suffered in Volatile Chinese Market
  • Some Distributors Are Reshaping the Business Models to Monetize the IoT Opportunities
  • Semiconductor Industry Consolidation in Turn Accelerated the Consolidation of Distributors Through 2016
  • Exchange Rate Fluctuation Impacted the Distributors' Growth, in Particular Taiwanese, Chinese and Japanese Distributors

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • No. 1. WPG Holdings (Taiwan)
  • No. 2. Avnet (U.S.)
  • No. 3. Arrow Electronics (U.S.)
  • No. 4. WT Microelectronics (Taiwan)
  • No. 5. Toyota Tsusho (Japan)
  • No. 6. Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings (Japan)
  • No. 7. Future Electronics (Canada)
  • No. 8. Edom Technology (Taiwan)
  • No. 9. UKC Holdings (Japan)
  • No. 10. Marubun (Japan)

Other Notable Vendors

  • No. 11. Supreme Electronics (Taiwan)
  • No. 12. Cogobuy (China)

Mergers and Acquisitions

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