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Samsung, Apple Top 2 Semiconductor Chip Buyers in 2018

Xiaomi rose eight places to grab the 10th position, increasing its semiconductor spending by $2.7 billion in 2018, a 63 per cent growth year-over-year (YoY)

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Apple and Samsung Electronics were the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2018, representing 17.9 per cent of the global market, a Gartner report said on Monday.

This is a 1.6 per cent decrease compared with the previous year.

The top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their share of chip spending to 40.2 per cent in 2018, up from 39.4 per cent in 2017.

“Four Chinese OEMs — Huawei, Lenovo, BBK Electronics and Xiaomi — ranked in the top 10 in 2018, up from three in 2017. On the other hand, Samsung Electronics and Apple both significantly slowed the growth of their chip spending in 2018,” said Masatsune Yamaji, Senior Principal Analyst at Gartner.

The big Chinese smartphone OEMs in particular have increased their market domination by taking out or purchasing competitors.

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As a result, semiconductor spending by the top 10 OEMs increased significantly and their share reached 40.2 per cent of the total semiconductor market in 2018, up from 39.4 per cent in 2017.

“Huawei increased its chip spending by 45 per cent, thus jumping in front of Dell and Lenovo to the third spot,” added Yamaji.

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Xiaomi rose eight places to grab the 10th position, increasing its semiconductor spending by $2.7 billion in 2018, a 63 per cent growth year-over-year (YoY).

“With the top 10 semiconductor chip buyers commanding an increasing share of the market, technology product marketers at chip vendors must allocate a majority of their resources to their top 10 potential customers,” noted Yamaji. (IANS)

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Samsung Display Maintains its Dominant Position in the Global Smartphone Display Market

China’s Huawei also launched premium smartphones last year with the high-end screen

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia

Samsung Display Co. maintained its dominant position in the global smartphone display market in the first quarter as more handset makers adopted OLED panels for their premium products, a market researcher has said.

The display making unit of Samsung Electronics shipped $3.4 billion worth of smartphone displays in the January-March period, accounting for 40.2 per cent of the total market share, according to the data by IHS Markit.

The Korean firm’s market share shed 6.6 percentage points from a year earlier in the first quarter, but it was able to hold over 40 per cent of the share for eight consecutive months, as per data, Yonhap news agency reported.

Japan Display Inc. was a distant second player with a 12.3 per cent share, and China’s BOE came in third with 11.9 per cent. The Chinese company nearly doubled its market share compared with a year ago on the back of increased investment in flexible OLED panels.

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Samsung’s ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen. Pixabay

Among OLED panel producers, Samsung Display took up a whopping 80 percent, with its active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panels.

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Samsung Electronics Co. was the first to adopt the full-screen AMOLED panels for its smartphones in 2010, but the market gathered further growth momentum after its US rival Apple released new models with AMOLED panels in late 2018.

China’s Huawei also launched premium smartphones last year with the high-end screen. (IANS)