Global semiconductor market in third quarter hits $ 150 billion, Samsung ranks 1st
Update: Dec 13 2021 03:09 STI
Seoul [South Korea], Dec. 13 (ANI / Global Economic): The global semiconductor market topped $ 150 billion in the third quarter of this year. Samsung Electronics dominated the market, beating American Intel.
According to Related Industries on the 10th, market research firm Omdia said in its recent report that sales in the global semiconductor market in the third quarter of 2021 reached $ 153.2 billion (about $ 180,406 billion). won). This is an increase of 7.6% from the previous quarter.
Omdia explained that third quarter sales were driven by seasonal demand, strong memory sales and chip shortages. However, the growth rate was slightly lower than the annual average of 7.9 percent from 2002 to last year.
In the third quarter, the global semiconductor market was driven by strong sales of memory products such as DRAM and NAND flash memory. The memory market grew 12% from the previous quarter.
In particular, the NAND flash market has grown considerably. NAND sales in the third quarter were $ 18.7 billion, up 13.8% from $ 16.4 billion in the second quarter.
Omdia said: âSales of display driver (DDI, 13% |) and image sensor (17% |) products have also increased significantly, but the memory market is about five times larger in terms of size. “
For the market share of the top 10 companies in the global semiconductor market, Samsung Electronics topped Intel to reach $ 20.958 billion (about 24.6361 billion won) in sales, up 13.0% from in the previous quarter.
SK Hynix, Korea’s leading chipmaker along with Samsung Electronics, also ranked third with sales of $ 9.976 billion (about 11.7267 billion won), up 10.8 percent from the previous quarter.
On the other hand, sales of Intel’s flagship microprocessor unit (MPU) were almost unchanged, down 1.8% from the previous quarter to $ 18.786 billion.
According to TrendForce, a Taiwanese market research company, Samsung Electronics led the DRAM and NAND markets in the third quarter with 44.0% and 34.5% market share, respectively.
However, Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor foundry’s market share remained at 17.1 percent, ranking second after Taiwan’s TSMC (53.1 percent). (ANI / Global Economy)