Saturday, November 24, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, November 21 2007] Samsung to reinforce status as global memory market leader: report

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. will consolidate its leading position in global markets for DRAMs and NAND flash memories during the fourth quarter of this year based on its technological prowess, a report forecast Wednesday.

According to the report by market researcher iSuppli, Samsung's sales of DRAMs and NAND flash chips, mostly used in computers and portable devices, respectively, will amount to US$2.34 billion and $1.71 billion in the October-December period.

In comparison, the report forecast that the world's No. 2 computer-chip maker Hynix Semiconductor would post $1.66 billion in sales of DRAMs during the same period, down from $1.81 billion a quarter earlier

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