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IC Topics: TOP 10 Semiconductor Companies in Japan

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Revealed in a latest data by Omdia, an international research leader based in the UK, the global semiconductor market enjoyed a 10.4% year-on-year growth to US$473.3 billion in 2020. Japan spoke for 9% of the total volume at a staggering US$43.4 billion, with year-on-year increase of 1.6%. Though Japan only spoke for 9% against the global volume, its top 10 companies had grown 5.2% year-on-year. 

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KIOXIA, formerly of Toshiba Memory and a leading supplier of NAND, was ranked the top in terms of revenue amongst its fellow competitors in Japan. Benefited from the high price of NAND, its sales growth had reached a staggering 23% year-on-year. On the global scale, KIOXIA sit at number 11 in 2020.


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Number two went to Sony-Semicon, ranked 14th on the global scale. Third place went to Renesas, with global ranking of 19. These three companies are the only ones with annual sales reaching over US$6 billion in Japan.


In terms of overall ranking, the top 8 companies remained unchanged in the past two years. Fuji Electric rose from number 11 to number 9. Its power semiconductor business had grown 20% year-on-year. Socionext, on the other hand, dropped from number 9 to number 10 with sales decreased by 14.2% year-on-year.


Benefited from the increase in memory demand, KIOXIA was able to reach 23% of growth year-on-year. Mastering power device technologies, Mitsubishi Electric and Fuji Electric performed well in terms of revenue growth as well.


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