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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Joe G \(Home\), Feb 1, 2006.

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  1. Hi Guys,

    Tried to google it - but no joy.

    Is there anywhere on the net I can get the rankings for the last couple of
    years?

    Thanks in advance.

    JG
     
  2. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    What is it you really want to know ?

    Graham
     
  3. Who is No. 1 (and No. 6)

    --
    Dirk

    The Consensus:-
    The political party for the new millenium
    http://www.theconsensus.org
     
  4. Joe:

    I attended the Microchip MASTERs conferences in 2003 and 2004, at which they
    prominently displayed their rankings, and I believe they had achieved #1.
    That information should be on their website somewhere. I remember seeing a
    chart of their increasing ranking over the ten years or so they have been a
    player. Also try the websites of their competitors, such as Atmel.

    Paul E. Schoen
     
  5. Bob Monsen

    Bob Monsen Guest

    #6: "Who is number 1?"
    #2: "*YOU* are, number 1.".

    --
    Regards,
    Bob Monsen

    "Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our
    equal."
    -- Charles Darwin
     
  6. moby

    moby Guest

    (>#2 " you are NOT 3, you are 1" [with apologies to the original
    script])
    M
     
  7. I'd be interested to know too.
    Microchip proudly claimed #1 in volume for a few years from early 2000
    onwards, haven't heard anything in recent years though, Atmel were
    gaining fast on them a few years back.
    I believe Microchip pipped Motorola who lead for many years.

    Dave :)
     
  8. Tim Shoppa

    Tim Shoppa Guest

    I don't know of any. There are various charts showing past and
    projected markets split up in a couple different ways (4-bit vs 8-bit
    vs 16-bit vs 32-bit vs 64-bit for example, although realistically those
    are largely orthogonal markets!)

    And ranking the different markets will present some categorizing
    problems. There are a bazillion different chips evolved from the 8051
    or with 8051 cores, how do you rank those, as 8051's, or as different
    products by different manufacturers? Some chips like Microchip's PIC's
    are single-sourced, others are far more generic and sourced from many
    different manufacturers? And do you want it by total dollar sales which
    will emphasize "heavy" microcontrollers that cost a lot of money? Or by
    total unit sales in which case some Chinese or Taiwanese or Korean
    4-bit microcontroller that you never even knew existed will be the
    clear winner?

    And given all those ways of asking the question, you know that every
    answer is going to choose the interpretation that the presenter makes
    the most $ by presenting!

    Tim.
     
  9. Tim Shoppa

    Tim Shoppa Guest

    I don't know of any. There are various charts showing past and
    projected markets split up in a couple different ways (4-bit vs 8-bit
    vs 16-bit vs 32-bit vs 64-bit for example, although realistically those
    are largely orthogonal markets!)

    And ranking the different markets will present some categorizing
    problems. There are a bazillion different chips evolved from the 8051
    or with 8051 cores, how do you rank those, as 8051's, or as different
    products by different manufacturers? Some chips like Microchip's PIC's
    are single-sourced, others are far more generic and sourced from many
    different manufacturers? And do you want it by total dollar sales which
    will emphasize "heavy" microcontrollers that cost a lot of money? Or by
    total unit sales in which case some Chinese or Taiwanese or Korean
    4-bit microcontroller that you never even knew existed will be the
    clear winner?

    And given all those ways of asking the question, you know that every
    answer is going to choose the interpretation that the presenter makes
    the most $ by presenting!

    Tim.
     
  10. Yeah... I though it was a BS ending at the time, and my opinion hasn't changed
    since.

    --
    Dirk

    The Consensus:-
    The political party for the new millenium
    http://www.theconsensus.org
     
  11. moby

    moby Guest

    It did wonders for Welsh tourism...
    M
     
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