Qualcomm, Nvidia, Broadcom are top IC design companies: TrendForce

The top ten IC design companies revenue rose 44 percent to $39.43 billion in 1Q22, according to TrendForce statistics.
Share of IC design companies in Q1 2022Qualcomm, Nvidia, Broadcom are the top 3 IC design companies.

After the acquisition of Xilinx, AMD surpassed MediaTek in the fourth position.

Qualcomm has benefited from performance in handsets and RF front-end divisions, in addition to its IoT and automotive divisions. Qualcomm’s design revenue rose 52 percent to $9.55 billion.

The application of GPUs in data centers boosted this portion of NVIDIA’s design revenue to 45.4 percent, surpassing the 45 percent accounted for by its gaming business, combining for a total revenue of $7.9 billion (+53 percent).

Broadcom’s revenue from semiconductor solutions is substantial, including network chips, broadband communication chips, and storage and bridging chips. Broadcom’s revenue rose 26 percent to $6.11 billion.

After the addition of Xilinx, AMD’s revenue rose 71 percent to $5.89 billion. Even excluding Xilinx, due to strong sales in its enterprise, embedded and semi-customized divisions, AMD’s own business revenue hit an all-time high of $5.33 billion.

MediaTek’s Dimensity processors have helped the Taiwanese company to achieve revenue growth of 32 percent to $5.01 billion.

Novatek’s business is based on display driver IC and SoC. Even though revenue was bogged down by sluggish panel demand, the company’s two major product lines still achieved annual growth of 31 percent and 43 percent, respectively, with a total revenue of US$1.28 billion (+38 percent).

Realtek made up for the weak demand for consumer products through its dynamic commercial product portfolio which includes Ethernet chips, switch controllers, and WiFi chips, totaling revenue of US$1.04 billion, or 27 percent growth.

Marvell jumped to sixth place this quarter, as its acquisition of cloud and edge data center networking solutions provider Innovium in October 2021 contributed 125 percent annual growth to its 1Q22 data center revenue, bringing total revenue to $1.41 billion (+72 percent), highest among the top ten.

Will Semiconductor’s, headquartered in Shanghai, China, semiconductor design and revenue accounts for approximately 85.1 percent of total revenue. The company’s main products are CMOS image sensors, display driver ICs, and analog ICs.

Will Semiconductor is affected by the smartphone market and revenue fell 9 percent to $740 million, ranking ninth.

Cirrus Logic, headquartered in Texas, USA, has two major product lines: audio and mixed-signal. After the acquisition of Lion Semiconductor in July 2021, Cirrus accelerated the improvement of its mixed-signal business, driving revenue to $490 million (+67 percent).