The Top 10 Semiconductor Companies by Market Share


This post is by Govind Bhutada from Visual Capitalist


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The Briefing

  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. accounts for 54% of the global market share
  • Taiwan, South Korea, and China combine for 87% of the semiconductor market

The Top 10 Semiconductor Companies by Market Share

Semiconductors are an essential component of the microchips that power virtually every modern electronic device. As the objects around us get “smarter” and demand for electronics grows around the world, the demand for semiconductors will continue to skyrocket.

So, which companies currently make these chips, and where are they located?

The above infographic uses data from TrendForce to break down the top 10 semiconductor companies by country and market share.

The Biggest Semiconductor Companies

Before diving into the companies, it’s important to have context on their business. Also known as foundries, these semiconductor companies specialize in the fabrication or production of chips. “Fabless” chip makers—companies that design their chips and supply hardware but do not have fabrication plants—outsource chip production to foundries, primarily in Asia.

Taiwan, China, and South Korea combine for roughly 87% of the global foundry market. Here’s how it breaks down:

CompanyMarket shareCountry
TSMC54%Taiwan ??
Samsung17%South Korea ??
UMC7%Taiwan ??
GlobalFoundries7%U.S. ??
SMIC5%China ??
HH Grace1%China ??
PSMC1%Taiwan ??
VIS1%Taiwan ??
DB HiTek1%China ??
Tower Semiconductor1%Israel ??
Other firms5%N/A

TSMC, short for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, is by far the world’s largest chip manufacturer. It’s also the sixth most valuable company in the world with a market cap (Read more...)