U.S. Chipmakers Grab A Bigger Piece Of The Pie

The latest rankings of the world's semiconductor makers find American producers gaining a step on Japanese rivals. In fact, Intel Corp. posted the heftiest gain of any major chip company, reports market researcher Dataquest Inc. Intel's 1990 sales climbed 30%, to $3.2 billion, as it leaped from No. 8 to fifth place in the chip sweepstakes. Intel joins No. 4 Motorola Inc., which enjoyed an 11% revenue gain, to $3.7 billion, as one of two U. S. contenders in the first five. Texas Instruments Inc., the only other U. S. company in the top 10, slipped a notch to No. 7, on an 8% sales drop, to $2.6 billion.

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