Samsung beats Intel as top semiconductor seller as overall demand rises

For the first time since 2018, the biggest-selling semiconductor vendor in the world was not Intel, which lost the top spot to Samsung in 2021, per a report released today by Gartner Research.

Global semiconductor revenue jumped 26.3% during the year, rising to $595 billion, according to the report. Samsung’s market share, meanwhile, rose to 12.3%, buoyed by 28% year-on-year growth. The South Korean electronics giant took in nearly $73.2 billion in total revenue in 2021, up from a little more than $57.1 billion the previous year. Intel, by contrast, saw its revenue shrink very slightly, dropping from $72.7 billion in 2020 to $72.5 billion last year, which was still good for a 12.2% share of the global market.

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