At the end of 2018, revenue growth of chip makers was 13.4% and reached $476.69 billion, according to research company Gartner. The top 25 semiconductor manufacturers increased revenue by 16.3%, which is higher than other companies. The revenue of the remaining chip makers jumped only by 3.6%. The share of the 25 largest chip makers was 79.3% in 2018. The share of memory chips in the revenue volume rose to 34.8% after a rise of 31% in 2017. At the same time, chip sales grew by more than 27%. Gartner Vice President, Andrew Norwood, noted that Samsung Electronics, the largest semiconductor supplier, strengthened its position in the market due to the boom in the DRAM memory chip market.