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Samsung May Overtake Intel As World’s Largest Chip Maker In 2017

According to U.S. semiconductor market research firm IC Insights, Samsung is likely to overtake Intel as the world’s largest chip maker later this year. Bill McClean, president of IC Insights, explained that “If money 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.” PC Magazine reports: Intel first became the world’s largest chipmaker back in 1993 and has held the title ever since. But as the mobile market has exploded, so did the need for the chips that make them work. Unlike on PC where Intel dominates, mobile is a different matter entirely, and Samsung is on hand to provide the DRAM and NAND chips they require. Intel first became the world’s largest chipmaker back in 1993 and has held the title ever since. But as the mobile market has exploded, so did the need for the chips that make them work. Unlike on PC where Intel dominates, mobile is a different matter entirely, and Samsung is on hand to provide the DRAM and NAND chips they require.

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