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Samsung has dethroned Intel to become the world's largest chipmaker

The King is dead, long live the king!

Samsung has dethroned Intel to become the world's largest chipmaker

Samsung has dethroned Intel to become the world's largest chipmaker

The King is dead, long live the king! Samsung is now the leader of the semiconductor market, having shipped a record $69.1 billion worth of chips throughout 2017, surpassing all competition, including Intel. 

Intel has been the world's top chipmaker since 1992, giving them 25 years of dominance. This year marked a six percent increase in Intel's semiconductor revenue, which totalled $62.8 billion, giving Samsung a 10% lead in overall revenue. 

Samsung has capitalised on the growing mobile market and increasing demand from DRAM and flash memory, allowing them to see significant growth over the past few years. Intel meanwhile has remained focused on x86 processors, which have failed to see wide adoption within the mobile market, limiting Intel's potential growth outside of the traditional consumer PC and enterprise markets. 

High demand for NAND and DRAM in recent years has lead to Samsung's resounding successes here, allowing them not just to sell more silicon but command higher prices for them. Demand for DRAM dense products has only grown in within the mobile phone market, with mobile phones offering higher DRAM and flash capacities with each generation. 

Samsung has dethroned Intel to become the world's largest chipmaker  

As a whole 2017 has been a huge success for Samsung, with the company making an operating profit of KRW 53.65 trillion ($50.7 billion). 

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31-01-2018, 09:35:12

Prika
As expected , i remember that couple months ago there was article announcing that Samsung will become no.1 silicon manufacturerQuote

31-01-2018, 09:46:52

NeverBackDown
Quantity < Quality

Intel still got the best FABs and designs. Probably won't change too.

I don't think Samsung can hold on to this forever though.Quote

31-01-2018, 09:49:29

RobM
Lets hope this drives prices down so we can benefitQuote

31-01-2018, 09:55:15

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
Lets hope this drives prices down so we can benefit
It won't. Prices have gotten worse over the course of last year.Quote

31-01-2018, 10:20:25

RobM
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It won't. Prices have gotten worse over the course of last year.
I know, its crazy expensive, I would love an nvme drive for my rig but just dont have fundsQuote
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