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Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year

Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year

Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year

Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year

 
It looks like Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year, exceeding Intel's semiconductor sales as demand for NAND and mobile SoCs grow. 
 
IC Insights, when looking at both Samsung's and Intel's growth forecasts for Q2 2017, noting that if both companies met their set milestones that Samsung would become the world's largest Semiconductor supplier in terms of sales. 
 
Intel has been a major semiconductor manufacturer for over 20 years, powering a large portion of PCs and notebooks since 1993. However, Intel has not only made CPUs, creating chips for networking, thermal sensors and a wide range of other products. It is a huge achievement for Samsung to be this close to Intel in terms of total semiconductor sales, owing their recent success to recent increases in NAND/DRAM prices, increased demand for these products and the strength of their products in these categories.  

  

Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year

 

If/when NAND/DRAM decrease in price to more normal levels, it is likely that Intel will again achieve market leadership at a later date, though for now, it is clear that Intel will have to fight to keep this top spot moving forward. 

 

  
Samsung could dethrone Intel as the world's largest chipmaker this year

 

You can join the discussion on Samsung's potential to take Intel's chipmaking crown on the OC3D Forums.

  

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04-05-2017, 11:31:14

NeverBackDown
Can still have more sales but they are still behind in terms of best lithography. Intel has the best foundries in the world stillQuote
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