According to a report published by market research and investigation agency Gartner, Apple is the world’s largest chip buyer in 2020, accounting for 11.9% of the total market.
The total purchase amount of the top 10 chip buyers in 2020 increased by 10% compared with 2019, accounting for 42% of the total semiconductor chip market purchase amount, higher than 40.9% in 2019.
“Two major factors impacted the top OEMs’ semiconductor spending in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the political conflict between the U.S. and China,” said Masatsune Yamaji, research director at Gartner. “The pandemic weakened the demand for 5G smartphones and disrupted vehicle production, but drove the demand for mobile PCs and video games, as well as the investment in cloud data centers through 2020. Furthermore, a rise in memory prices in 2020 resulted in increased OEM chip spending through the year.”
There’s been no change in the rankings from 2019-2020, according to Gartner
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