Feb. 8, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to Gartner's latest report, the chip procurement spending of the world's top ten original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) decreased by 7.6% in 2022, accounting for 37.2% of the entire market.

Masatsune Yamaji, senior director analyst at Gartner, said that in 2022, inflation and recessionary pressures have significantly weakened demand for PCs and smartphones, affecting the production of global OEMs, resulting in the inability of major OEMs to increase unit production and shipments.

Additionally, semiconductor shortages persist in the automotive, networking, and industrial electronics markets, raising chip average selling prices (ASPs) and accelerating semiconductor revenue growth in these markets. The above factors have led to a decline in the share of head OEMs in the total semiconductor spending for the entire year of 2022 compared to 2021.

Chip purchase spending by the world's top ten OEMs decreased by 7.6% in 2022 compared to 2021-SemiMedia

Apple tops the list of top ten chip buyers for the fourth consecutive year, spending $67.01 billion on chip purchases in 2022, accounting for 11.1% of the market in 2022; Samsung Electronics increased chip purchase spending by 2.2%, ranking second; Sony had the fastest growth in chip purchase spending in 2022, up 16.5%.

It is worth noting that Huawei’s chip procurement expenditure in 2022 was $12.01 billion, a decrease of 19.4% from 2021, ranking seventh among the top ten buyers of semiconductors.