STMicroelectronics is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world, with an annual revenue of US $9.85 billion in 2006 and US $4.69 billion in the first half of 2007. The company's sales revenue is evenly distributed among the five high-speed growth markets of the semiconductor industry (the five markets account for the percentage of sales revenue in 2007): Communication (35%), consumption (17%), computer (16%), automobile (16%) and industry (16%). According to the latest industrial statistics, STMicroelectronics is the fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, ranking the world's leading level in many markets. For example, STMicroelectronics is the world's first manufacturer of analog chips and power conversion chips for colleges and universities, the world's largest supplier of industrial semiconductors and set-top box chips, and ranks first in the world in the fields of discrete devices, mobile phone camera modules and vehicle integrated circuits.