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Samsung reported 2017 chip sales of $69 billion, blowing past Intel's $63 billion from last year

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Intel Corp posted record revenue in 2017, but it wasn’t enough.

Samsung Electronics Co just knocked Intel off its perch as the world’s biggest chipmaker by revenue, a spot the US company has held since 1992. On Tuesday, Samsung reported 2017 chip sales of $69 billion, blowing past Intel’s $63 billion from last year.

The switch underlines how Samsung has transformed itself from a maker of cheap televisions into a pervasive supplier of key components in smartphones and other modern computing devices. It’s also a testament to the growth of memory chips, Samsung’s main market.

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 10:59 AM IST

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