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As the largest storage chip supplier, Samsung has taken the first throne from Intel for the first time in its 2017 semiconductor market share of 14.6%. Since 1992, Intel has been the largest chip maker in the world.
Storage chips account for more than 2/3 of the increase in total semiconductor revenue last year, the largest category of semiconductors. The price rise caused by insufficient supply has become a key driver of the growth of storage chip revenue. Last year, NAND flash chip prices have grown for the first time in history, an increase of 17%, and DRAM memory chip prices increased by 44%.
Samsung first super Intel became the largest chip maker
Samsung's semiconductor revenue last year was $sixty-one billion two hundred and fifteen million, up 52.6 percent from a year earlier, with a market share of 14.6am, ranking first; Intel's semiconductor revenue last year was $fifty-seven billion seven hundred and twelve million, up 6. 7 percent from a year earlier, with a share of 13. 8 percent, ranking second. It was driven by a 6% increase in revenue for data-center processors. Intel's PC revenue grew by only 1.9 percent, but the average price of PCs grew again after years of decline. SK Hynix posted $twenty-six billion three hundred and nine million in semiconductor revenue last year, up 79 percent from the same period last year, with a third share of 6.3.
However , Samsung ' s first position may not last too long . " Samsung ' s leading edge is not robust , relying mainly on storage chips , " said Andrew Norwood , a research vice president at Gartner . " As China expands its storage chip capacity , the price of memory chips will be weak in 2018 . The price of DRAM memory chips will slide in 2019 . We expect Samsung to lose a lot of revenue at that time . Microsoft.TeamFoundation . Modeling.dll
2017 is a relatively quiet year for chip company mergers and acquisitions. The acquisition of Qualcomm Corp NXP semiconductors was originally thought to be a big deal to be completed in 2017, but the fact is not complete. Qualcomm is still planning to complete the deal in 2018, but the deal is complicated by the attempt to buy high Qualcomm.
"In 2017, the total revenue of Broadcom, Qualcomm and NXP for $41 billion 200 million, just behind Samsung and Intel," said "if Norwood, Broadcom finally able to finalize the two acquisitions, while Samsung's memory chip revenue decline as expected, then the Samsung may be in 2019 as the next wave of memory chips fell to third a." (compiling / Flute rain)