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Published : Aug. 11, 2011 - 19:27
According to the report by Taiwan-based DRAMeXchange Technology Inc., Samsung accounted for 41.4 percent of the global DRAM market in the April-June period with sales of US$3.37 billion. DRAM chips are used in personal computers and other tech devices.
Hynix Semiconductor, the runner-up in the industry, claimed a 22.8 percent share in the three-month stretch with $1.86 billion in sales, said the DRAMeXchange report.
Samsung and Hynix claimed a combined 65.7 percent of the worldwide DRAM supply during the period.
Japan-based Elpida Memory Inc. came in at third with $1.17 billion won in sales for a 14.4 percent market share, it said. It was followed by U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. with $883 million in sales for an 10.8 percent share.
South Korean makers retained their dominant status in the worldwide liquid crystal display market in the April-June period, according to the report.
According to the report, Samsung placed first with a market share of 27.6 percent, or $5.37 billion in sales in the second quarter. LG Display Co. came in second, making up 26.4 percent with $5.07 billion in sales.
Taiwanese firms came next, with Chimei Innolux Corp. as the third-largest LCD supplier with $3.06 billion for a 15.9 percent share. AU Optronix Corp. ranked fourth with $3.04 billion for a 15.8 percent share, the report said.
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