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The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Companies To Watch In 2022

Dylan Martin

This group of semiconductor giants and chip startups are poised to make big waves in 2022 between new products, merger and acquisition deals and other newsworthy events.

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Intel, AMD and Nvidia will continue to slug it out in 2022 across the PC and data center markets, but this year could also be defined by several other chipmakers and chip designers, both small and large, that are changing how data is processed, moved and stored.

These chip-making companies, all but one of which are fabless, are embracing a future in which heterogenous compute is the name of the game. This means embracing a mix of CPUs, accelerators and other kinds of silicon chips, like data processing units, to improve the performance, efficiency and economics of systems, particularly when it comes to servers.

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A couple of these semiconductor companies are in the midst of major merger and acquisition deals, though one is much more likely to succeed than the other. Another one has been the subject of recent takeover interest, but so far, it’s decided to forge ahead on its own. A few others could eventually sell or go public, but their fates are likely far from being determined.

What follows are CRN’s 10 hottest semiconductor companies to watch in 2022, which consist of a mix of publicly traded companies, startups and one that is owned by a holding company.

 
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