• 20 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies

    Bits of sand turned into silicon, doped with certain elements from the Periodic Table-create Transistors—this is the sequence that powers the digital age, or the technological era or, you name it—to a whole new level. Semiconductors have changed the world beyond anything that could have been imagined before them. Pick anything electronic today—Cars, Cell phones, PCs, TVs, Drones, Printers, Wi-Fi, Digital photos, Facebook, Video games—everything uses this technology. Semiconductor applications are further extended to include military equipment, weapons, laboratory equipment and various other industrial control systems. Further, with the proliferation of IoT, Smart devices, Intelligent cars, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and a bazillion of other new-age applications, the impact of Semiconductor technology on organizations is expected to grow substantially now and in the future. Solution providers today offer a wide range of semiconductor products and services across multiple laterals—pushing the industry to explore innovation at every pace. In this scenario, narrowing down on the best fit solutions providers that can smartly cater to the client needs require intelligent decision making. To help organizations select the best vendors that offer the most promising solutions, siliconindia identifies “20 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies” A distinguished panel of the industry’s topmost CEOs, CIOs, VCs and analysts including siliconindia’s editorial board selected the smart-list of semiconductor companies. The list intends to help you chose the company that suits your specific requirement and help your enterprises to realize greater efficiency and Return on Investment. We present to you “20 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies”
Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
Applied Materials [NASDAQ:AMAT] Gary E. Dickerson, President Delivers assorted services to increase equipment uptime and factory efficiency, enabling fabs to focus on chip production, while lowering cost per wafer
AppliedMicro Dr. Paramesh Gopi, CEO Employs patented transport and embedded processor SoCs to provide high performance energy efficient products
Broadcom [NASDAQ:AVGO] Scott A. McGregor, CEO Global supplier of varied semiconductor devices with a focus on digital and mixed signal CMOS-based devices and analog III-V based products
Cactus Semiconductor James McDonald, Founder & President Provides turn-key integrated circuit development, including analog IC design, digital IC design, physical design, qualification and production support
Cadence Design Systems [NASDAQ:CDNS] Lip-Bu Tan, President & CEO Develops semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) that provides pre-verified building blocks for memory controllers and interface protocols
Cavium [NASDAQ:CAVM] Syed B. Ali, CEO Provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security applications
DXCorr Design Nirmalya Ghosh, CEO Delivers cutting edge physical IP solutions for a wide range of SoC designs used across various performance-oriented power-optimized applications
GeneSiC Semiconductor Ranbir Singh, Founder & CEO Provider of choice for Silicon Carbide and Silicon-based high power semiconductor product
GigaCom Semiconductor Venkata Simhadri, CEO Providing analog/ mixed signal IP with a primary focus on high speed serial interfaces
Infineon Technologies [OTCMKTS:IFNNY] Reinhard Ploss, CEO Offers a wide range of semiconductor solutions, microcontrollers, LED drivers, sensors and automotive & power management ICs
Intel [NASDAQ:INTC Brian Krzanich, CEO Designing, manufacturing and selling integrated digital technology platforms for the semiconductor industry
InvenSense [NYSE:INVN] Behrooz Abdi, CEO Provider of MEMS sensor platforms with integrated Motion and Sound solutions
KLA Tencor [NASDAQ:KLAC] Richard P. Wallace, CEO Renders a chain of standalone cluster inspection and metrology systems to streamline various applications in the semiconductor packaging domain
MaxLinear [NYSE:MXL] Kishore Seendripu, CEO Manufacturing fabless system-on-chip products for broadband and infrastructure applications
Microchip Technology [NASDAQ:MCHP] Steve Sanghi, CEO Provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, lower total system cost and faster time to market
Moschip [BSE:532407] K. Ramachandra Reddy, CEO Renders value-added services in VLSI design, ASICs, SoCs for aerospace and defense, and IoT products across various industries
OmniPHY Semiconductor Ritesh Saraf, CEO Provider of differentiated interface IP, offering customers greater design margins and fast time-to-market for emerging standards
Qualcomm [NASDAQ:QCOM] Steven Mollenkopf, CEO Designs various ARM architecture-based CDMA, UMTS and LTE modem chipsets and SoC products
SIERRA CIRCUITS Ken Bahl, President & Founder Specializing in the production of small to medium quickturn prototype PCBs and High Density Interconnect Technology
Synopsys [NASDAQ:SNPS] Dr. Aart de Geus, Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, Chairman & Co-CEO, President & Co-CEO Offers a comprehensive DesignWare IP portfolio to accelerate prototyping, software development and integration of IP into SoCs