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Samsung overtakes Intel as world’s biggest chip maker: Study

PARIS: South Korea's Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world's biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed on Thursday. Samsung Electronics "gained the most market share and took the number one position from Intel -— the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992," said Gartner analyst, Andrew Norwood. The total global market for semi-conductors grew by 22 percent to $419.7 billion (348 billion euros) in 2017, fuelled by growth in smartphones…