In the first quarter of 2018, Samsung Electronics again became a leader in the semiconductor market, ahead of the American corporation Intel. Samsung is leading the world chip market since the second quarter of 2017. Samsung's quarterly revenue from chip sales amounted to 19.4 billion dollars, increased by 43% in annual terms. At the same time, Intel's revenue grew by 11% to $15.8 billion. According to the experts, the growth in financial performance of Samsung is due to the ongoing boom in the market for DRAM and NAND flash chips. The total revenue of the 15 largest semiconductor companies in the world, included in the IC Insights rating, increased by 26% in the first quarter to 89 billion 130 million dollars.
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