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Intel Outgrows Samsung in Sluggish Semiconductor Market

Intel which has held the top spot in the IHS/iSuppli ranking for as long I can remember, had to watch Samsung eat away market share over the past recent years. However, Intel is posting a big comeback in 2011 as the manufacturer added 23 percent to its $40.4 billion 2010 chip revenue and is expected to land at $49.7 billion this year. The gain of $9.3 billion is about two and half times the chip 2011 revenue of Nvidia.

Samsung increased its revenue by just 3.0 percent to $29.2 billion. Other big gainers in the 2011 ranking are Qualcomm in sixth place (+39.9 percent to $10.1 billion), Nvidia in 20th (+14.9 percent to $3.7 billion) and ON Semiconductor in 19th place (+49.4 percent to $3.4 billion). The average revenue increase among the Top 20 in 2011 was 3.5 percent, while ten of them suffered revenue losses. Among the losers are Elpida (-40.2 percent), Panasonic (-32.0 percent) and Micron (-17.3 percent).

"In a challenging year for the semiconductor market, Intel achieved success on all fronts, expanding its core microprocessor and memory businesses, while also capitalizing on a major acquisition," said Dale Ford, analyst at IHS. "This allowed the company to outgrow the market and expand its lead over its closest competitors, defying the impact of weak economic conditions and catastrophic natural disasters in Japan and Thailand."

According to IHS, Intel benefited from the acquisition of Infineon's wireless solutions business, which increased the firm's chip business. Samsung, on the other hand, is the world's leading DRAM manufacturer and is sailing through a cruel 27 percent forecasted DRAM market decline.

  • rantoc
    Yupp PC is dying thats why intel does so poorly... LMAO!
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  • de5_Roy
    intel will gain back even more share as the tablet fad dies down. samsung and others need to put more chips like tegra 3, project denver, their new exynos out.
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  • jdwii
    Yupp PC is dying thats why intel does so poorly... LMAO!

    Troll?
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  • synd
    jdwiiTroll?Sarcasm son
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  • rantoc
    rantocYupp PC is dying thats why intel does so poorly... LMAO!syndSarcasm son
    Indeed it was intended to be sarcasm. Intel's added revenue was insane in pure $ (as well as %)
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  • slabbo
    kinda hard not to do well, when you pretty much have a monopoly on desktop and notebook, or anything with x86 chips.
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  • Wait until they put out Silvermont ATOMS in 2013. They will be in the phone and tablet market heavy with that chip. Full SOC that they will no doubt put in all kinds of devices (cars, consumer electronics, etc.). Expect a full computer onslaught from Intel this decade. Intel Everywhere instead of Intel Inside will be their campaign.
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  • shreeharsha
    Wait till 2013
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  • nhat11
    RantocYupp PC is dying thats why intel does so poorly... LMAO!Eh thats more towards PC gaming not just PC.
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  • JonnyDough
    jdwiiTroll?
    Its in response to a quote, and to an ignorant rumor that has been floating around the netmill for awhile.
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