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Market Trends: OEM Semiconductor Spending, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 03 December 2014

ID: G00269456

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji

Summary

Samsung Electronics and Apple have led the semiconductor demand in the past few years, and they are expected to remain the largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2014. However, Chinese vendors, such as Lenovo and Huawei, are catching up with the market leaders.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Product Life Cycle of Boom to Obsolescence Is Becoming Shorter
  • Market Structure Trend
    • IT Ecosystem Domination by a Few Giants Decreases Strategic Options for Semiconductor Chip Vendors
    • Long-Tail Customers Becoming More Important for Semiconductor Chip Vendors
  • Regional Trend
    • Chinese OEMs Rapidly Catching Up With South Korean Giants and Taiwanese ODMs

Contrarian View

  • A DIY Smartphone Standard Might Change the Rules of Competition

Vendors to Watch

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • Lenovo
  • Samsung Electronics

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