Apple out-buys all other semiconductor purchasers


Apple Inc. is not only the world???s leading OEM in terms of semiconductor purchasing, its also is increasing semiconductor buying at a faster rate than other top firms, reports IHS.

Top 10 OEM semiconductor buyers in 2012, ranked by purchasing revenue. (Revenue in $B)

Apple will buy nearly $28 billion worth of semiconductors this year, up 15% from $24 billion in 2011. Apple will dramatically out-buy Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., its closest OEM competitor for semiconductor consumption. Apple took over the top spot in 2010. ???M.C

Solid State Technology, Volume 55, Issue 7, September 2012