TrendForce: Samsung narrows gap with TSMC in Q4 2021, up to 18.3% of global foundry share

Asian Tech Press (Mar. 16) -- Samsung has grown to a 18.3% share of the global foundry market in the fourth quarter of 2021, further narrowing the gap with TSMC, per a research report.

Research firm TrendForce said in an article Monday, "Top 5 foundries account for nearly 90% of global market share, Samsung recovers share with advanced processes."

Specifically, Samsung, ranked second in the list, has increased its share to 18.3% in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to 17.2% in the third quarter of the same year.

TSMC, the top player in the global foundry market, had a 52.1% share in Q4 2021, down one percentage point from the previous quarter.

The data shows that Samsung further narrowed the gap with TSMC, which has the largest global market share in the quarter, meeting its ambitious goal to close the gap with TSMC by 2025.

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