It has no one! Apple and Samsung continued to dominate the semiconductor market in 2017. Together, the two accounted for 19.5% of the world market, investing $ 81.8 billion an increase of over $ 20 billion compared to 2016.
Both have dominated the ranking since 2011, with Samsung always slightly ahead of Apple. This year, however, they moved further from the third place (Dell), as we can see in the ranking below released by Gartner:
Still according to Gartner, 8 of the 10 largest companies in 2016 remained in the Top 10 In 2017 the first 5 positions remained unchanged. LG has returned to Top 10, accompanied by newcomer Western Digital, which increased its semiconductor spending by $ 1.7 billion in 2017. BBK has already moved up one place to sixth, increasing its area investments by $ 5.7 billion.
Total semiconductor spending for the top 10 OEMs increased significantly, with the total reaching 40% of the semiconductor market. Gartner also predicts that by 2021, the top 10 OEMs will account for over 45% of total semiconductor spending in the world.
via Apple World Today