Smartphone memory market revenue grows 3% to $19.2 bn in H1

The smartphone memory market revenue rose 3 percent to $19.2 billion in the first half of 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ in India
The smartphone memory market growth was fuelled by the shipment of high-density memory chips and recovering chip prices.

Samsung Memory led the smartphone memory market (DRAM and NAND) with 49 percent revenue share followed by SK Hynix and Micron in H1 2020. Samsung Memory, SK Hynix and Micron captured almost 84 percent revenue share in the smartphone memory market in H1 2020.

NAND Marketsmartphone NAND market share
The NAND flash market revenue for smartphones rose 5 percent year-over-year in H1 2020 due to the shipment of high capacity UFS NAND flash chips.

Samsung Memory led with revenue share of 43 percent followed by Kioxia and SK Hynix with 22 percent and 17 percent respectively in the smartphone NAND market in H1 2020.

DRAM Market
Smartphone DRAM market share
The smartphone DRAM chip revenue declined in H1 2020 as demand shifted towards non-mobile applications.

Samsung Memory led the DRAM chip business, registering a revenue share of 54 percent followed by SK Hynix with 24 percent and Micron with 20 percent in the smartphone DRAM market in H1 2020.

“Samsung Memory gained share in H1 2020 owing to the shipment of memory chips featuring UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 and LPDDR5 memory technologies for smartphones,” Jeffrey Mathews, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics, said.