The two local chip manufactures, Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, continued to dominate the global dynamic random access memory (DRAM) market in Q3 this year.
According to data revealed by market researcher DRAMeXchange, Samsung captured 37.1 percent, or US$3.45 billion, of the global DRAM market in Q3 to keep the top position in the global chip market. SK Hynix accounted for a 28.5 percent share with US$2.65 billion in sales, followed by Micron Technology with sales of US$2.44 billion and a 26.2 percent share in the world market.
Samsung’s third-quarter share increased 4.4 percentage points from the previous quarter. but SK Hynix’s market share lost 1.5 percentage points in Q3 compared to Q2.
The combined share of Korean chipmakers, including smaller local chipmakers, reached 67.7 percent in the global chip market.
DRAMeXchange said the global DRAM market grew 9 percent from Q2 to reach US$9.3 billion in Q3, and forecast the market is expected to jump 40 percent this year from last year.