Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron to dominate the smartphone memory market in Q1 2022

Memory chip shipments are declining YoY

BOSTON, July 06, 2022BUSINESS WIREAccording to the service report from Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies, the global smartphone memory market reached total revenue of $11.5 billion in the first quarter of 2022.Smartphone memory market share Q1 2022: Samsung takes 46 percent market share

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Smartphone memory market Q1 2022; Source: Strategy Analytics’ Handset Component Technologies service

The report finds that Samsung took first place in the smartphone memory market (DRAM & NAND), followed by SK Hynix and Micron in the first quarter of 2022. The combined revenue share of the top 3 vendors reached 85 percent of the global smartphone memory market in the quarter.

NAND market

The total revenue of the smartphone NAND flash market witnessed a 7 percent year-over-year revenue growth, driven by the shipment of high-capacity UFS NAND flash chips. Samsung achieved a revenue share of 39 percent, followed by SK Hynix and Kioxia with 23 percent and 20 percent each, respectively, in the NAND smartphone market in the first quarter of 2022. In terms of specifications, the 128 GB NAND capacity share now has 45 percent. percent achieved thanks to the expansion of UFS 3.1 and UFS 2.2 NAND products in smartphones.

DRAM market

Sales of the smartphone DRAM memory chip segment were down 7 percent as OEM demand weakened due to seasonality and disruptions in the customer supply chain. Samsung led in terms of market share, with a revenue share of 52 percent, followed by SK Hynix at 25 percent and Micron at 22 percent in the DRAM smartphone market in the first quarter of 2022. LPDDR4X products dominate the market share, while DRAM products with LPDDR5 specifications are still witnessing customer demand.

Jeffrey MathewsSenior analyst Bee Strategy analysis noted, “The smartphone memory market experienced a modest annual decline due to the seasonal slowdown in the end-market coupled with the pandemic-induced disruption to customer supply chains in the first quarter of 2022. However, 5G momentum fueled shipments. of higher-spec memory products, leading to an increase in NAND and DRAM content in mid- and high-tier smartphones. Samsung MemorySK Hynix and Micron they all faced a drop in demand and were hit by the weakness in the smartphone market.”

Stephen EntwistleVice President of Practice for Strategic Technologies Bee Strategy analysis added: “Memory vendors continue to see more opportunities in the growing 5G smartphone market with the expansion of UFS-based LPDDR5 Multi-Chip Package (uMCP5) memory products and the introduction of LPDDR5X DRAM products throughout the year. market demand and a challenging macroeconomic environment would impact the growth prospects of the smartphone memory market in 2022.”

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Author: Jeffrey Mathews, +44 (0)1908 423 615, [email protected]
European Contact: Stephen Entwistle, +44 (0)1908 423 636, [email protected]
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