Samsung’s share of the global NAND Flash market was 33.3 percent in the first quarter of this year, down slightly from the previous quarter, but the company remains dominant in the sector, according to a report released Monday by DRAMeXchange, according tomedia reports.
Global NAND Flash revenue rose 8.3 percent to $13.6 billion in the first quarter of this year, as demand from corporate SSDs outstripped supply.
In terms of revenue, the top six NAND Flash brands are Samsung, Japan’s Kioxia Corp, Western Digital, Micron, SK Hynix and Intel.
Samsung’s NAND Flash business generated revenue of $4.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, up 1.1 percent from the previous quarter, the report showed. The company’s share of the global NAND Flash market was 33.3 percent, down 2.2 percentage points from 35.5 percent in the previous quarter.
“Samsung’s Client SSD shipments were lower than expected during the new corona virus outbreak because the new corona outbreak prevented ODM from returning to normal operations immediately after the Spring Festival,” DRAMeXchange said in a statement. “
Japan’s Kioxia was second, with revenue from its NAND Flash business at $2.6 billion in the first quarter, up 9.7 percent from the previous quarter. The company’s share of the global NAND Flash market was 19 percent, down 0.3 percentage points from 18.7 percent in the previous quarter.
This was followed by US chipmakers Western Digital , which ranked third and Micron Technologies , which had revenues of $2.1bn and $1.5bn respectively in the first quarter, with 15.3 per cent and 11.2 per cent respectively.
SK Hynix and Intel ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, with revenues of $1.4 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, in the first quarter, with a market share of 10.7 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively.