Intel pivots from mobile as third-place in $40.7bn industrial semi market
Semicast research has found that Intel has leapt to second place in the 2015 industrial semiconductor market, settling in behind Texas Instruments in first-place, Infineon Technologies in second-place, and dethroning now-fourth-place STMicroelectronics. Renesas Electronics rounded out the top-five.
For Intel, this looks like good news, as it tries to restructure its business to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), having moved away from its mobile portfolio this month. It’s a decision that will likely win the support of its shareholders, as the mobile SoC and baseband market is an established and tough market – which Intel infamously struggled to break into.