Samsung's SSD market share doubles that of Intel in 2014: IHS

By Park Sae-jin Posted : April 20, 2015, 16:51 Updated : April 20, 2015, 16:51


Samsung Electronics' share in the global SSD (solid state drive, also known as solid-state disk) market doubled that of Intel Corp. in 2014, a Colorado-based consulting company said Monday.

Samsung's market share stood at 34 percent, five percentage points more than the previous estimation, IHS said. 

Samsung saw its SSD shipments jump 53 percent to US$3.99 billion in 2014 from the previous year, while Intel's SSD shipments surged nearly 50 percent to $1.99 billion on-year to rank at No. 2 in the market narrowly outpacing compatriot SanDisk Corp.

Micron placed fourth with an 8 percent market share, followed by Toshiba (7 percent), Lite-On (6 percent) and WDC (5 percent).  

In 2015, Samsung is expected to widen its SSD lead over Intel by 1 percentage point - 35 percent for Samsung and 17 percent for Intel, IHS said.
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