Tag Archives: Semiconductor

Samsung Pips Intel as Top Semiconductor Player in 2017: Gartner

In a significant development, Samsung Electronics with 14.2 percent share surpassed Intel as the top vendor for the global semiconductor market in 2017 – a feat that took 25 years to happen – Gartner said on Monday. Samsung registered $59,875 million (roughly Rs. 3.97 lakh crores) in revenue while Intel at second place reported a revenue of $58,725 million (roughly Rs. 3.9 lakh crores) ... Read More »

Samsung and Apple spent $61.7 billion on semiconductor chips in 2016

Samsung and Apple make the most money selling computers of different shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise the two gobbled up a significant share of the global semiconductor chip market – for the sixth consecutive year, no less. According to stats published by Gartner, the two spent a combined $61.7 billion (up $400 million from 2015) and bought 18.2% ... Read More »

China’s Largest Chip Company to Build $30 Billion Semiconductor Factory

China’s largest chip maker has announced it will invest $30 billion (roughly Rs. 2,04,579 crores) to build a new semiconductor factory, as the world’s second largest economy seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign technology. The state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup will open the facility in the city of Nanjing in eastern Jiangsu province, where it will mainly produce chips used in ... Read More »