This Thursday, the world's leading market research firm Gartner released the 2017 global semiconductor market statistics report. The report shows that in 2017, Samsung surpassed Intel for the first time to become the world's largest chip maker with a market share of 14.6%. This is the first time since 1992 that Intel has given way to chip supremacy.
The report shows that in 2017 the global semiconductor revenue of 4197.7 billion US dollars, an increase of 22.2%. Memory chips contributed, accounting for more than 2/3 of the global semiconductor revenue growth. Among them, NAND flash memory price increase of 17%, DRAM memory chip price increase of 44%.
Ranked first in the semiconductor revenue of up to 61.215 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 52.6% year-on-year, with a market share of 14.6%; last year, Intel's semiconductor revenue was 57.712 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of only 6.7%. Market share of 13.8%. It is worth mentioning yes, Intel data center processor revenue increased 6%, PC processor revenue increased only 1.9%.
SK hynix ranks third, last year's semiconductor revenue of 26309000000 dollar, grow 79% compared to the same period, the share is 6.3%. Micron fourth, Qualcomm fifth, Broadcom sixth, Texas Instruments seventh, Toshiba eighth, Western Digital ninth, NXP (NXP) tenth.
Gartner said Samsung's first location may not be long, it relies mainly on memory chips. Memory chip prices are expected to decline in 2018, when Samsung may lose significantly.
But in the future, who knows?