Semiconductor market leaders in 2005: Intel, Samsung, TI

Intel finished the 2005 in the first place on the semiconductor market with a 15% market share fueled in large part by a 13% gain in revenues. Total global semiconductor sales reached $237.1 bln in 2005, a 3.6% increase over 2004, iSuppli said. The three top semiconductor firms ? Intel, Samsung Electronics, and Texas Instruments ? each passed the 3.6% average growth mark. Intel was the lone corporate entity in the top ten that achieved double digit growth.