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Samsung and Apple Extended Their Lead as Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2017


Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc.

Samsung and Apple together consumed $81.8 billion of semiconductors in 2017, an increase of more than $20 billion from 2016.

"Samsung Electronics and Apple not only retained their respective No. 1 and No. 2 positions, they also radically increased their share of semiconductor spending through 2017," said Masatsune Yamaji, principal research analyst at Gartner "These two companies have held on to the top positions since 2011 and they continue to exert significant influence on technology and price trends for the whole semiconductor industry."

Eight of the top 10 companies in 2016 remained in the top 10 in 2017, with the top five chip buyers remaining in the same positions, Garner estimates. LG Electronics returned to the top 10 and was joined by newcomer Western Digital, which grew its semiconductor spending by $1.7 billion in 2017. BBK Electronics rose one place to sixth position, increasing its semiconductor spending by $5.7 billion.

Preliminary Ranking of Top 10 Companies by Semiconductor Design TAM, Worldwide, (Millions of Dollars)

2016 Ranking 2017 Ranking Company 2016  2017 2017 Market Share (%) Growth (%) 2016 - 2017
1 1 Samsung Electronics 31,426 43,108 10.3 37.2
2 2 Apple* 30,390 38,754 9.2 27.5
3 3 Dell 13,544 15,702 3.7 15.9
4 4 Lenovo 13,384 14,671 3.5 9.6
5 5 Huawei 10,792 14,259 3.4 32.1
7 6 BBK Electronics 6,411 12,103 2.9 88.8
6 7 HP Inc. 8,906 9,971 2.4 12.0
  8   8 Hewlett Packard Enterprises   6,124   7,199   1.7   17.5
11 9 LG Electronics 5,162 6,537 1.6 26.6
13 10 Western Digital 4,470 6,210 1.5 38.9
Others 212,906 251,206 59.9 18.0
Total 343,514 419,720 100.0 22.2

TAM = total available market

Source: Gartner (January 2018) 

A significant price increase of DRAM and NAND flash memory had a big impact on semiconductor buyers' ranking through 2017. Most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), even the big ones, could not avoid the risk of a memory chip shortage and rise of memory prices through 2017. Supply shortages occurred not just in the memory IC market, but also in other semiconductor chip markets, such as microcontrollers and discrete, as well as in the passive component market, which benefited the suppliers but troubled the OEMs. On the other hand, successful OEMs are often differentiating their products with their own captive silicon solutions. The increase in OEMs' captive chip spending is a great risk for commercial chip vendors' future growth.

Semiconductor spending by the top 10 OEMs increased significantly, and their share reached 40 percent of the total semiconductor market in 2017, up from 31 percent 10 years ago. This trend is expected to continue, and Gartner predicts that, by 2021, the top 10 OEMs will account for more than 45 percent of total global semiconductor spending.



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