Samsung extends chip lead


Samsung San Jose HQ

Samsung has now been No.1 for three successive quarters since Q3 2017.

In Q1, Samsung had semiconductor revenues of $18.6 billion which is 45.4% up on Q1 2017 for a 16.1% market share.

Intel had $15.7 billion Q1 semiconductor revenues for a 13.6% market share. 

Hynix was third with $8.1 billion and Micron fourth with $7.2 billion.

They were followed by Broadcom and Qualcomm.

Nvidia rose to ninth place from 10th place last year, followed by  Infineon which took 10th place. 

NXP left the top 10.


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