UPDATE : 2019.12.16 MON 10:14
HOME Industry
Samsung sales expected surpass Intel this year

Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to outpace U.S.-based Intel Corp. in terms of sales this year and emerge as the world's No. 1 chipmaker, data showed Monday.

According to the data compiled by industry tracker IC Insights, Samsung will likely post sales of US$65.6 billion in the chip segment to account for 15 percent of the global market.

Intel, on the other hand, is anticipated to rake in $61 billion and take up 13.9 percent of all sales worldwide.

"For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new No. 1 supplier," IC Insight said, attributing Samsung's rise to an "amazing" increase in the average sales price of DRAM and NAND flash products.

South Korea's No. 2 player SK hynix Inc. is also expected to post sales of $26.2 billion to rank as the third-largest chipmaker, followed by Micron Technology Inc. with $23.4 billion.

"Memory giants SK hynix and Micron are expected to make the biggest moves in the top-10 ranking in 2017 as compared to the 2016 ranking," IC Insights said. "Spurred by the surge in the DRAM and NAND flash markets, each company is forecast to move up two spots in the top-10 ranking."

Hwi Won  edt@koeapost.com

<저작권자 © 코리아포스트, 무단 전재 및 재배포 금지>

기사 댓글 0
첫번째 댓글을 남겨주세요.
오늘의 주요뉴스
Headlines, December 16, 2019
Reform bills face uncertainty amid partisan impasse
Reform bills face uncertainty ...
N.K. media denounces Moon's diplomatic moves
N.K. media denounces Moon's di...
Biegun to meet with Moon amid tensions over apparent N.K. rocket engine tests
Biegun to meet with Moon amid ...
Back to Top