Samsung and Apple retained the top spots in terms of number of semiconductors purchased during the year 2015. Samsung came in at first place while Apple came in a close second.
Samsung spent a total of US$ 29.867 Billion on semi-conductors which is slightly lesser than the amount of US$ 30.989 Billion that they spent in 2014. Nevertheless, that figure was enough for Samsung to hold onto 1st place while Apple came in at second with US$ 29.116 Billion. Apple in comparison spent more in 2015 compared to a figure of US$ 27.177 Billion that they spent in 2014.
Lenovo climbed up the ranks from 4th place to 3rd place in 2015 by spending US$ 13.329 Billion. Last year, HP took 3rd place however this time, they fell down to 5th place with just US$ 8.634 Billion spent on semi-conductors. The top 10 companies together purchased US$ 123 Billion dollars which accounts to 36.9 percent of the 2015 market share. In 2014, the top 10 accounted for 37.9 percent of the market share.