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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Top Ten Buyers Of Semiconductors In 2012

Thanks to Gartner for this one – the top ten buyers of semiconductors in 2012. Interestingly Nokia slipped from buying $8.6 billion worth of semis in 2011 to buying $5 billion worth in 2012; Samsung went from buying |(including internal purchases) $18.6 billion worth of semis in 2011 to nearly $24 billion in 2012; Apple, which reached the No.1 position on the buyers’ list in 2010 for the first time and held it in 2011, slipped No.2  to 2012.

                                                                                

 

                                           $bn

Samsung                              23.9

 

Apple                                  21.4

 

HP                                      14

 

Dell                                       8.6

 

Sony                                     7.9

 

Lenovo                                 7.8

 

Toshiba                                6.5

 

LG                                       6.0

                                         

Cisco                                   5.4

 

Nokia                                  5.0

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