IDC: Market research firm IDC has just released its figures for worldwide semiconductor sales last year. Total revenues decreased 9 percent from the year before, falling to $225 billion.
Despite the bad news for the industry as a whole, the industry leaders didn't fare too badly in 2009. With revenues of $33.8 billion in 2009, Intel retained its position as the market leader and grew its market share from by about 1 percent to 15.2 percent. Number two Samsung experienced revenue growth of 6.7 percent for the year. The rest of the top five included Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and Qualcomm.