Samsung, Apple remain top of chip buyers’ ranking

Samsung, Apple remain top of chip buyers’ ranking

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By eeNews Europe

Samsung purchasing declined slightly and Apple’s continued to increase, compared with a year before but both spent about $29 billion on chips in 2015. This represents about 18 percent of the total market in 2015, up from the 17 percent the companies bought in 2014.


"Samsung Electronics and Apple have topped the semiconductor consumption table for five consecutive years," said Masatsune Yamaji, principal research analyst at Gartner.

However the reduction of chip spend at Samsung together with recent warnings about the electronics market in 2016 from Samsung and Apple, indicate chip purchasing could be about to go into a transition.


Preliminary ranking of top 10 semiconductor chip customers worldwide in 2015 (millions of dollars). Source: Gartner Inc.

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