US-based semicoductor companies to lose market share down to 42% by 2009

US-based companies are expected to lose worldwide semiconductor market share over the next four years, from holding 46% of the market in 2004 and 2005 to 42% in 2009, according to IC Insights. Japan-headquartered companies are expected to hold 19% in 2005, down from 20% in 2004 and forecasted to decline further to 16%.

US-based companies are expected to lose worldwide semiconductor market share over the next four years, from holding 46% of the market in 2004 and 2005 to 42% in 2009, according to IC Insights. Japan-headquartered companies are expected to hold 19% in 2005, down from 20% in 2004 and forecasted to decline further to 16%. Meanwhile European-based companies are expected to maintain a 10% market share through to 2009.