Samsung remains the top semiconductor buyer in 2018: Gartner

The world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer remains as the top semiconductor buyer for the second straight year in 2018, a market researcher told earlier this week.

According to the data compiled by market research firm Gartner, Samsung has spent worth $43.4 billion on semiconductors last year, up 7.5% from a year earlier. This makes the company a top-ranked buyer of the semiconductors.

The South Korean tech giant is followed by its US rival Apple that spent $41.9 billion and on the third place sitting Chinese company Huawei with $21.1 billion, which has recorded a growth of 45%.

The researcher said the top two company’s Samsung and Apple represents 17.9 percent of the world’s total buys in the Semiconductor industry. Although, the researcher also noted that both companies have significantly slowed the growth of their chip spending in 2018.

Source: Gartner

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