Meet The World’s Largest Semiconductor Buyer: Apple

June 8, 2011 6:09 pm

We spotted this today:

“Apple is easily outstripping all other hardware makers in semiconductor spending, a new report from IHS iSuppli has found.

According to the research firm, Apple spent $17.5 billion on semiconductors in 2010, representing a whopping 79.6 percent increase over the $9.7 billion it spent in 2009. That year, Apple was ranked third among semiconductor buyers behind Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung.

And with that leap in spending, IHS iSuppli said, Apple now finds itself–“for the first time ever”–the largest buyer of semiconductors among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide.”

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We had written about how Apple is a large buyer of various sensors.

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