Intel’s income from the sale of semiconductors in the fourth quarter of 2018 was more than Samsung’s
Multiple and sweeping changes in the semiconductor market and the electronics market in general ended Samsung ‘s 5-season reign in semiconductor revenue. . Intel in the last quarter of 2018, managed to take the top of the list from the Koreans. This shift in the list of top semiconductor vendors was published in a report from IHS Markit. Intel’s revenue from semiconductor sales reached $18.4 billion in the current quarter, surpassing Samsung’s $15.8 billion.
Although Intel topped the semiconductor revenue list, the situation It did not suit the American company. Their sales from the semiconductor market were down 2.3% for several quarters in a row. The situation was not good for Koreans either and they experienced a 24.9% decrease in sales. The published report attributes the fall in sales to the shrinking market for semiconductors used in mobile devices and enterprise servers.
Ron Ellonger, senior analyst of semiconductor production at IHS says:
Samsung has always been much more than Intel when it comes to chip sales memory was active. For this reason, with the decline in mobile phone sales last year, the company’s memory chip sales also declined. The last time demand for that type of chip fell more sharply was in the fourth quarter of 2008, which was mainly due to the severe economic recession in those years.
Deeper analysis by IHS shows that the annual revenue of semiconductor sales for Samsung has increased by 20.3% compared to the previous year. In 2018, revenue in that sector for Koreans reached $74.6 billion. On the other hand, Intel’s annual revenue grew by 13.4% and recorded the figure of 69.9 billion dollars. Almost all of Samsung’s sales in the fourth quarter of last year (87%) came from the sale of memory chips, while that segment accounted for 6% of Intel’s sales.