Samsung Remains World's No. 2 Chipmaker

Intel and Samsung Electronics are set to remain the top global chip makers this year, U.S. market researcher Gartner said Sunday.

Intel is expected to occupy a market share of 13.8 percent, down from 14.6 percent last year, while Samsung is on track to grab 9.4 percent.

Intel posted sluggish sales in the mini-laptop PC segment for which it is almost the exclusive supplier, while Samsung saw its sales grow thanks to the DRAM and NAND flash memory segments, Gartner said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 13, 2010 10:17 KST