Apple projected to be the world's biggest chip buyer in 2016, Samsung has its business cut out for it
posted by Luis D. / Feb 03, 2016, 7:01 AM
Meanwhile, Samsung's semiconductor arm is killing it since it now manufactures premium chips for both Apple and Qualcomm. Selling the production to two of the world's largest silicon consumers should help Samsung stay afloat for the foreseeable future, even though semiconductor business is in decline. The Top 10 companies ranked by Gartner bought $123 billion worth of chips, accounting for 36.9 percent of worldwide revenue in 2015. This was down from 37.9 percent in 2014.
Speaking of decline, we get to learn that the Koreans' demand for chips actually decreased by some 3.6% in 2015, while that of Apple increased by 7.1% (and ended up responsible for an $800 million YoY increase in consumption). At this rate, the iPhone maker is projected to become the world's largest chip consumer by the end of 2016. Is Apple on a roll or what?
For those who like numbers, here are the complete stats provided by Gartner.
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it is strange how your biggest enemy is also your best friend
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 7:24 AM 4
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"Samsung has its business cut for it" The title should read "cut out for it", not cut "cut for it". Anyways, carry on...
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 7:33 AM 1
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Its the ability of samsung management to look for money making oppertunity.
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 7:35 AM 0
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Frenemies, but the stupid fanboys just don't see how they drive business for both.
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 8:43 AM 5
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Yeah just business, but I wish Samsung could tell apple "GO WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE "
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 10:14 AM 0
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Samsung needs to keep doing business with Apple to make back some of the money that corrupt Judge Lucy Koh keeps giving to Apple.
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 10:24 AM 2
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So Apple is the biggest buyer of chip, but Samsung is the biggest users because they use them in all their own phones with the small exception fo the SnapDragon models. Looks like Samsung is makign plenty of money on chips. That is why phones are a small part of their income. Samsung could drop every phone they make and simply just sell the Note, S, J and A series and still sell more phones than any single one OEM and have a better profit margin because they would have killed so much overhead creating useless ridiculous phone models.
posted on Feb 03, 2016, 1:49 PM 0
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