Apple: the World’s Largest Buyer of Semiconductors

“Apple’s surge to leadership in semiconductor spending in 2010 was driven by the overwhelming success of its wireless products, namely the iPhone and the iPad,” said Wenlie Ye, [an] analyst for IHS.

Apple’s going to buy at least 150 million ARM-based chips this year alone. I don’t understand why some people argue that Intel would pass on the opportunity to do foundry work for Apple. 150 million chips is a huge market, and it’s only going to get bigger over time.

Apple: the World’s Largest Buyer of Semiconductors