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Samsung Widens its Lead in the Smartphone DRAM & NAND Market in H1 2020

High-Density Chips Drive Market Revenue

The global smartphone memory market registered total revenue of $19.2 billion in H1 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, “Smartphone Memory Market Share Q2 2020: Revenue Up 3 Percent YoY as Samsung Leads.”

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Fig1. Left Smartphone NAND Market Revenue Share H1 2020. Fig 2. Right Smartphone DRAM Market Revenue Share H1 2020 (Photo: Business Wire)

This Strategy Analytics research finds that Samsung Memory led the smartphone memory market (DRAM & 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 global smartphone memory market in H1 2020.

NAND Market

The overall NAND flash market revenue for smartphones witnessed a growth of 5 percent year-over-year in H1 2020 due to

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Facebook Widens Ban on Political Ads as Alarm Rises Over Election

The open-ended ban on political advertising is especially significant, after Facebook resisted calls to remove the ads for months. Last month, the company had said it only would stop accepting new political ads in the week before Election Day, so existing political ads would continue circulating. New political ads could have resumed running after Election Day.

But Facebook lags other social media companies in banning political ads. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, banned all political ads from the service a year ago because, he said, they could rapidly spread misinformation and had “significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle.” Last month, Google said it, too, would ban all political and issue ads after Election Day.

Mr. Zuckerberg has said that ads give less well-known politicians the ability to promote themselves, and that eliminating those ads could hurt their chances at broadening their support base online.

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