althoughHUAWEIIn western countries, there are some obstacles, but the company has gradually become an important customer of chip companies.
In addition to Huawei, the amount of chip purchases by other Chinese companies is also increasing. Four Chinese companies are among the top 10 global chip purchasers, Huawei, Lenovo, Millet and Bugao (with Vivo and OPPO).
Samsung and Apple remained the top two chip buyers in the world last year, with a combined market share of 17.9%. The two smartphone giants have been the top two global semiconductor buyers since 2012, with a total share of 19.5% in 2017.
Overall, thanks to the continued integration of the PC and smartphone markets, the top 10 chip buyers had a global market share of 40.2% in 2018, up from 39.4% in 2017. Gartner expects this trend to continue.
"The top 10 semiconductor chip buyers have a growing share of the combined market, and the technology product marketers of chip manufacturers must allocate most of their resources to potential customers in the top 10." Gartner senior analyst Masatsune Yamaji said. (Si Yuan)