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4/20/2011 00:24 AM EDT
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jhchang
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re: Samsung gains on Intel in IC rankings
jhchang   4/23/2011 3:51:43 PM
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So would comparing Samsung to Intel. Of course they both have flash memories but flash is a very small part of Intel.

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Jay_EE   4/21/2011 6:20:31 AM
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eewiz, Samsung Semi's profit ratio in 2010 was ~27% which is higher than Intel's.

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elementaryWatson   4/20/2011 9:37:37 PM
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eewiz, I think your first point is redundant. We can compare revenues without any caveats. Profit margins, however, depend on so many different factors that it is hard to effectively compare them without taking out D&A, one-time charges, taxes and other unusual charges. I don't think this table aims to go into so much detail. Besides, we are talking about IC companies in general. Otherwise, comparing Samsung to, say, Qualcomm would hardly make sense. For your second point, regardless of who's first, the leader in process development will always be the ones currently up there: Intel, Samsung, TI, Fab Club...

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eewiz   4/20/2011 11:14:29 AM
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Without profit margins, this list doesnt have much use. I mean samsung could have sold 20B worth DRAM @ 2% margin, while Intel had ~25% margin last year. Anyways after Samsung overtakes Intel in revenues, who will the lead the process development? Samsung+FabClub or Intel?

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