As you know, Samsung is not only the world’s largest memory chip maker, but also the world’s second-largest chip receiver. The company spent tens of billions of dollars to purchase semiconductor chips during 2020 due to the increasing demand for computers and other consumer electronics during the epidemic. We can say that Samsung made a difference to its competitors in the purchase of chipsets.
Samsung Electronics spent $ 36.4 billion on semiconductor chips last year, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. The company’s 2020 spending was 20.4 percent higher than in 2019. Apple became the world’s largest chip buyer by spending $ 53.6 in 2020 and accounting for 11.9 percent of the global chip market. The iPhone manufacturer’s chip spending increased 24 percent in 2020 compared to 2019.
Samsung took advantage of the ban imposed on Huawei products during the epidemic and the increased demand for laptops, tablets and servers. While distance education and working from home have skyrocketed over the past year, demand for cloud servers has skyrocketed, driving demand for Samsung’s DRAMs and SSDs. The increase in Apple’s demand for chips resulted from increased sales of AirPods, iPads, iPhones and Macs.
The South Korean technology giant aims to become the world’s largest chip maker by investing $ 115 million by 2030. At the end of this decade, it is trying to beat the chip manufacturing market leader TSMC. However, the 5nm EUV process is reportedly not as power efficient as the TSMC’s 5nm process, and TSMC has made significant progress in moving to the 3nm process.