Chips can be classified by function:
Analog, Power, RF, Processors, Memories, Commodity: logic, discretes, FPGA and CPLD, SoC/ASIC, Other high volume (disk drive, LCD, ... ).
Manufacturers can be classified as well:
The world's major foundries are SMC and »TSMC: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
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