Industry watchers attribute the achievement to Samsung’s devotion to developing next-gen DRAM and NAND flash memory chips for a wide variety of devices, Korea Herald reports. By producing silicon for everything from servers to IoT connected devices, Samsung’s semiconductor division alone was responsible for the whopping $7.2 billion in operating income on sales of $15.8 billion.
US-based Intel posted sales of $14.8 billion and operating profit of $3.8 billion for the April-June period, which marks a massive 190 on-year growth for the veteran CPU maker, although its 25.7 percent operating profit to sales ratio was easily overshadowed by Samsung’s 45.7 percent ratio.
“The boom of the cloud computing, virtual reality and self-driving automobile industries is also expected to lend support to Samsung’s strong position going forward,” reports the KoreaHerald, citing industry watchers.
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