The semiconductor industry achieved revenues of 230,000 million (180,000 million) last year, 2.6% less than in 2011, according to data from Gartner.
Intel, Samsung and Qualcomm remained among the leaders in the technology sector in this regard, each specializing in their very own field. While Intel, whose shares fell by 3.1%, mainly focuses on computers,
Samsung, whose shares grew by 3.1%, has a larger market, from TVs to phones, and Qualcomm focuses almost specifically on smartphones and has grown 31.8%, more than anyone else.
Samsung and Broadcom have presented growth in 2012, but the brand of San Diego is the only one who has climbed in one year from the sixth position to the third industry. The fourth is
for Texas Instruments and the fifth for Toshiba.
Despite its decline, Intel has 16.4% market share above Samsung Qualcomm 9.5% and 4.4% respectively.