Gartner: Apple and Samsung were top semiconductor buyers in 2015

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7 per cent of the market according to Gartner. The two manufacturers together consumed $59 billion (€54 billion) of semiconductors in 2015, an increase of $0.8 billion from 2014, and have topped the semiconductor consumption table for five consecutive years. The top 10 companies bought $123 billion of semiconductors, to account for 36.9 percent of semiconductor chip vendors' worldwide revenue in 2015. This was down from 37.9 per cent in 2014, which was worse than the semiconductor industry's global total decrease of 1.9 per cent. Report