Samsung is now fourth largest smartphone processor maker in the world
Samsung is a major player on the global processor market and, although its Exynos brand has only been around since 2010, they managed to ship around 50 million units during 2015. Thanks to this performance, the company became a top 5 global smartphone processor maker.
According to a Strategy Analytics report quoted by BusinessKorea, the global smartphone processor market declined 4 percent in 2015, the total value of the chips sold exceeding $20 billion. Qualcomm is the leader with a share of 42 percent, followed by Apple with 21 percent and MediaTek, with 19 percent. Samsung and Spreadtrum grabbed the fourth and fifth places.
Samsung Electronics shipped more than 300 million smartphones last year, and about 15 percent of them used Exynos chips. This means around 45 million Exynos-powered handsets were sold by Samsung during 2015, with the remaining 5 million chips being used by third parties like Meizu. Even more, Samsung also manufactures processors for companies like Apple and Qualcomm.