HELSINKI (Reuters) - Intel Corp., the world's top
chipmaker, is set to increase its share of a growing global
semiconductor chip market this year to 12.2 percent, research
firm Gartner said on Friday.
The market is expected to grow 2.9 percent from last year
to $270.3 billion, Gartner said.
Intel's revenue grew more than twice as fast as the market
average, boosted by strong gains in laptop chip sales. Last
year Intel's global market share was 11.6 percent.
Among top vendors, Toshiba's revenue was expected to surge
28 percent in U.S. dollar terms, surpassing Texas Instruments,
STMicroelectronics and Infineon. Of those three, only STM was
able to slightly raise its revenue, Gartner said.
"Semiconductor vendors need to watch the performance of
their end customers even closer as a major part of the industry
becomes increasingly tied to consumer spending patterns,"
Andrew Norwood, research vice president at Gartner, said in
(Reporting by Tarmo Virki)
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