Five chipmakers control 32% of manufacturing, says analyst

Samsung, TSMC, Intel, Toshiba, and UMC had the five largest shares of the world’s chip manufacturing capacity at the end of 2006, with a combined capacity of just over 2.9 million 200-mm equivalent wafer per month. They accounted for 32 percent of total wafer capacity as of year-end 2006, according to market research company IC Insights.