Top 20 Semiconductor Technology Companies - 2018

For over several decades, the semiconductor industry had a fantastic history of innovation, productivity, wealth creation, and enablement of technologies. These devices have dramatically improved quality of life for humans. The semiconductor industry is a $412 billion global industry and encompasses products such as microprocessors, sensors, and memory devices. As semiconductors are one of the basic building blocks of all modern technology, innovation and trends in these devices have a direct impact on all downstream technologies.

Organizations across the globe are embracing the adoption of AI and connected IoT technology in semiconductor industry across various verticals. Mobile handset makers such as Apple and Samsung have already brought AI functionality to smartphones. Moreover, as the drone market is growing, the coming years may see the commercial rollout of AI-powered drones.

However, due to rising research and development (R&D) costs, the semiconductor industry has been going through an unprecedented period of consolidations. But the semiconductor domain seems to be flooded with vendors who furnish equally outstanding solutions.

To help CTOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right Semiconductor Technology solution provider, a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and our magazine’s editorial board has selected a list of Semiconductor Technology solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies.

We have considered the vendor’s ability in building solutions and services that can effectively yet economically account for a Semiconductor Technology offering, keeping in mind the factor of time-focused delivery. We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Semiconductor Technology Solution Providers - 2018.”

Top Semiconductor Companies

Offers patented manufacturing solutions to unleash nanotechnology’s full potential by forming large material bodies with nanoscale grains and compositional precision

Manufactures and offers integrated circuit solutions using communications mixed-signal processing and digital signal processing technologies

Nova is a leading innovator and a key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control in the semiconductor manufacturing arena with unique software modeling

Provides the most accurate and yet very easy to use AFMs for wafer measurements in the semiconductor industry

Providers of wet chemistry equipment for the semiconductor sector, and related industries

A global chemical manufacturing company that offers high-performance products for semiconductor, solar, optoelectronics, and several other industries


Provider of an innovative On-Demand Power Management Solution, offering customers unprecedented ability to build and customize power management solutions in days or hours


ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to predict how product designs will behave in real-world environments


BaySand develops metal only configurable design capability based on innovative and disruptive patented Metal Configurable Standard Cell (MCSC) technology

Brooks Automation

Brooks supplies best-in-class automation solutions for semiconductor manufacturing, clean energy, life science drug discovery, biobanking and related markets


Provides the expertise and tools, IP, and hardware required for the entire electronics design chain, from chip design to chip packaging to boards and to systems

Dialog Semiconductor

Provides highly integrated standard and custom mixed-signal integrated circuits, optimized for smartphone, computing, IoT, LED solid state lighting, and smart home applications


Provides product engineering and semiconductor design services with digital transformation and connected IoT solutions across various cloud platforms, including AWS and Azure


A full-service semiconductor design, development, fabrication and innovation company


Develops and manufactures inspection, metrology and data analysis systems that rely on innovative optics, sensors and high performance computing technologies

Lattice Semiconductor

Provides smart connectivity solutions powered by low power FPGA, video ASSP and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial, computing, and automotive markets worldwide


Nanotronics manufactures the most advanced microscopes with robust, customizable software to serve the semiconductor, material sciences, rubber, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries


pSemi builds upon Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and top-ranked intellectual property (IP) portfolio to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors


A semiconductor engineering services company


Veeco designs, manufactures and markets thin film process equipment that enables high-tech electronic device production and development all over the world