Apple is biggest buyer of ICs.
Apple has substantially increased its lead over Samsung as the world’s largest buyer of ICs, says IHS.
“Such a dominant position provides critical benefits, allowing one to dictate semiconductor pricing, control product roadmaps and obtain guaranteed supply and delivery,” says IHS’ Myson Robles-Bruce.
Apple is expected to increase its chip buying at a rate nearly three times faster than the next-fastest-rising purchaser, No. 8 ranked Canon, which will see a 4.6% increase this year.
Apple is set to expand its lead in global chip purchasing in 2013, with growth of 12.3%.
Top Ten Buyers of ICs 2011