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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 10:15

Intel facing challenge from Samsung

Written by Nick Farell


Samsung hot on Chipzilla's heels
Last year, Chipzilla saw its marketshare being erroded by Samsung.

According to beancounters at Isuppli, Samsung in 2010 made significant strides towards eroding Intel's lead in the semiconductor industry. It is the first time in ten years that Chipzilla has noticed a rival and it is largely thanks to booming sales of its memory integrated circuits.

Samsung "massively outperformed" the rest of the semiconductor industry and saw a 59.1 percent increase in revenue in 2010. The semiconductor industry did pretty well and collected $304.1 billion overall in 2010, which is up 32.1 percent from $230.2 billion in 2009. Other memory suppliers including Micron, Hynix and Elpida each expanded their share of the total semiconductor market in 2010 by 1.1 percent, 0.7 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. Hynix scored 66.2 per cent growth and Elpida managed a 63.3 percent boost.

While most people see Intel’s direct rival as AMD, Samsung has now grown into Intel’s primary rival in the overall semiconductor industry. Samsung’s chip revenue has grown by 355 percent from 3.9 percent since 2001, largely as a result of growth in the memory industry.

In 2010, the market for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) grew 75 percent, according to the report, while the NAND Flash market grew 38.6 percent. Samsung is the leading player in both markets. Intel has 13.4 percent of the total CPU market, while Samsung ranked second in with 9.2 percent of total worldwide revenue from processors in 2010.
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-40 #1 Warrior24_7 2011-04-20 11:46
Wow, a new number 2? That leaves AM-DOO DOO in the dust. The winds of change is upon the industry and the old guard is on guard!
 
 
+12 #2 dicobalt 2011-04-20 12:46
Assuming you believe that the ARM on the desktop will actually succeed. Otherwise all this means is that for every PC sold in that period there are a lot of smartphones sold also. Phones don't exactly compete with desktops. Intel just posted record earnings itself.
 
 
-18 #3 Marburg_U 2011-04-20 16:25
Quoting dicobalt:
Assuming you believe that the ARM on the desktop will actually succeed. Otherwise all this means is that for every PC sold in that period there are a lot of smartphones sold also. Phones don't exactly compete with desktops. Intel just posted record earnings itself.


Desktop? What desktop? It's dead.
Developed world: 70 to 80% of "PCs" are laptop. And guess what? Whatever "laptop" means, it does not stand for "land of the x86".
Developing world: never seen and will never see a desktop.

And the best part of the story is that whatever you are using at the moment or will use in the near future, probability is that half the stuff inside your device is made by Samsung.
 
 
+12 #4 Haberlandt 2011-04-20 16:42
I love Samsung!

Lol, no one cares anymore about warrior :D
 
 
+6 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-20 18:54
Marburg_U, you seem to be a pretty ignorant guy.
 
 
-9 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-04-20 19:34
Quoting Haberlandt:
I love Samsung!

Lol, no one cares anymore about warrior :D






You seem to care enough to comment sphicnter! :D
 
 
+3 #7 The_Countess 2011-04-21 11:43
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Wow, a new number 2? That leaves AM-DOO DOO in the dust. The winds of change is upon the industry and the old guard is on guard!

uhmm besides the fact that intel is the old guard, AMD stepped out of manufacturing as you might remember and so is not even on this list, let alone in the dust.
 

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