Consolidation Continues to Rewrite Chip Vendor Rankings

SAN FRANCISCO—The largest chip vendors buoyed the semiconductor industry's growth rate even more than usual in 2016 as an unprecedented wave of consolidation continued to roil the rankings of the top 25 firms, according to an analysis of sales data by market research firm Gartner Inc. Gartner (Stamford, Conn.) concluded that global semiconductor sales reached…