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  • Samsung loses top spot to Intel in July-September semiconductor market due to shrinking memory market = Korea coverage
Samsung loses top spot to Intel in July-September semiconductor market due to shrinking memory market = Korea coverage
In the July-September quarter, Samsung Electronics surrendered its position as the world's top semiconductor manufacturer in terms of sales to Intel. SK Hynix slipped from 2nd to 3rd place.

British research firm Omdia has announced the results of a survey using "CLT," a tool that evaluates the competitiveness of semiconductors. As a result, semiconductor revenue in the July-September quarter of 2022 is 147 billion dollars, a 7% decrease compared to the April-June quarter. According to the company, the semiconductor industry's revenue has grown for eight consecutive quarters since the COVID-19 virus that began in early 2020, but the market turned to contraction from April to June this year.

Cliff Rimbach, the chief researcher at the company, commented on the decline in earnings in the April-June quarter of 2022, saying, "The biggest factor behind the decline is the contraction of the memory market. In addition to inventory adjustments, earnings in the memory market are driven by demand for data centers, personal computers, and mobile devices. It decreased, down 27% compared to the January-March period."

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix's sales declined by 28.1% and 26.2%, respectively, in the July-September quarter due to the slump in memory. US Micron also decreased by 27.7%. While Intel's sales fell by just 0.1%, Samsung Electronics' decline was the largest among the top 10 semiconductor companies.

However, foundry companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC) are not included in this survey.

Published : 2022/11/25 09:28 KST



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