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Chip Industry Grew By 11-Percent in Q1, 2011

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The global chip industry grew its revenues by about 11% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2011.

Intel extended its lead by a significant margin, while Nvidia jumped back into the top 20 of the world's largest chip companies.

According to a report published by IC Insights, Intel was able to main its leading position with $11.8 billion in revenue and a growth of 25% over Q1 2010. Samsung follows with $8.2 billion of revenue and 15% growth. Intel now has 44% higher chip sales than Samsung.

Toshiba is now the third largest semiconductor firm with $3.6 billion in Q1 2011 revenue. Nvidia is listed at position 20, despite a sales decline of 6% to $936 million. However, that was good enough to replace Panasonic, which lost 9% in chip sales.

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    phishy714 , May 25, 2011 3:32 PM
    In before "I don't care about chip sales growth" and "I grew my garden 10%, let me know if I made it on the list"
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    arlandi , May 25, 2011 3:37 PM
    You guys do realize, that each CPU is just another neuron for skynet? and it is growing smarter each year!!! especially with all this cloud thing. when we store all our data in the 'net, so skynet can analyze them and learn more about our human weaknesses!
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    jacobdrj , May 25, 2011 6:25 PM
    Didn't you see T3? Skynet is SOFTWARE...
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    fulle , May 25, 2011 7:01 PM
    I have to admit, reading the title of the article I was a little worried that the overweight people in our country were eating a record high number of doritos...
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    LATTEH , May 25, 2011 7:05 PM
    damn straight it grew i bought atleast 50 bags of chips this year damn they were cheap. but good!
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    jacobdrj , May 25, 2011 7:33 PM
    We need to stop making chips. We are running out of silicon...
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    eddieroolz , May 26, 2011 1:19 AM
    By chips, I think its including all chips - including non-desktop ones. If then, it's clear why it grew 11% - smartphones are selling like crazy.
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    fir_ser , May 26, 2011 1:13 PM
    AMD is number 12 and has grown 2% in Q1 2011 compared to Q1 2010.
    Good for AMD hope the rest of the year is better.