The global semiconductor market increased of 7.6 per cent in Q3 from the previous quarter to USD 153.2 billion (about 180.406 trillion won) market research firm Omdia said in its recent report. Samsung Electronics overtook Intel and topped with USD 20.958 billion (about 24.6361 trillion won) in sales.
Omdia said that third-quarter sales were led by seasonal demand, strong sales of memory products such as DRAM and NAND flash. Chip shortages pushed sales though the growth rate was slightly less than the annual average of 7.9 per cent from 2002 to last year.
- Samsung Electronics topped with USD 20.958 billion (about 24.6361 trillion won) in sales.
- Intel’s flagship microprocessor unit (MPU) sales remained almost unchanged, down 1.8 per cent from the previous quarter to USD 18.786 billion.
- SK Hynix, the major Korean chip manufacture along with Samsung Electronics, had sales of USD 9.976 billion (about 11.7267 trillion won), up 10.8 per cent from the previous quarter.
Samsung Electronics is investing 20 trillion won (USD 17 billion) in the U.S. with the establishment of a second chip foundry. SK Hynix is also looking for business opportunities through strategies to strengthen its North American business, including recent investment in the US.
Omdia said, “The sales of display driver (DDI, 13 per cent |) and image sensor (17 per cent |) products also significantly increased, but memory market is about five times larger in terms of size. “For the market share of the top 10 companies in the global semiconductor market, Samsung Electronics overtook Intel and topped with USD 20.958 billion (about 24.6361 trillion won) in sales, up 13.0 per cent from the previous quarter.
Samsung Electronics topped the DRAM and NAND markets in the third quarter with 44.0 per cent and 34.5 per cent market shares, respectively TrendForce said
Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor foundry market share remained at 17.1 per cent, ranking second after Taiwan’s TSMC (53.1 per cent).
Source: ANI/Global Economics
From The TradersCommunity Research Desk