Samsung climbs to fourth spot in the chipmaking ranklist thanks to millions of Exynos sales
edge, in addition to other devices by Samsung and smartphone makers such as Meizu, have contributed a significant sales boost. The company shipped over 300 million smartphones last year, and the share of ones carrying in-house processors was about 15 percent.Until presently, the company had already ranked on top in the global DRAM and NAND Flash markets, but displayed relatively weak sales in the smartphone AP market. However, the Galaxy S6 and S6
The shipment of Exynos chips reached around 50 million units last year.Samsung's achievement is made all the more impressive by the AP market's challenging conditions. The global smartphone AP market declined 4% year-over-year to reach US$20.1 billion (25 trillion KRW) in 2015, as reported by Strategy Analytics. Still, Qualcomm's market share reached 42%, maintaining its top spot, while Apple and MediaTek ranked number two and three with 21% and 19% shares, respectively. Samsung LSI came in fourth, and Taiwan's Spreadtrum fifth.
source: Business Korea