It seems like lady luck is smiling all the way at Samsung. After witnessing its flagship products Galaxy S8 and S8+ break all records, Samsung may soon topple Intel and become world’s top chipmaker by the end of Q2, The Investor stated citing a report.
During the first quarter this year, Samsung posted US$13.5 billion sales which is just below the US$14.2 billion sales of Intel. However, things could take a different turn in the second quarter, as per a data compiled by industry tracker IC Insights.
In a report IC Insights said:
If memory market prices continue to hold or increase through the second quarter and the balance of this year, Samsung could charge into the top spot and displace Intel, which has held the No. 1 ranking since 1993.
In the next quarter, that is during the April-June period, Samsung is expected to post sales of US$14.9 billion while Intel’s likely sale of US$14.4 billion will stay close to its last quarter sales. And with US$14.9 billion, Samsung will post an increase of 7.5 percent as compared to Q1 displacing the chipmaker king Intel to occupy the top position.
via The Investor