Apple by far the biggest consumer of semiconductor chips

CNET reports that Apple is far and away the world’s premier purchaser of semiconductor products. According to the site, Apple not only leads all others in computer chips procured, it outpaces even second-place Samsung by a wide margin, buying nearly 50 percent more memory and processors than its South Korean rival.

Interestingly, though, much of the estimated $30 billion Apple is expected to spend in 2013 will go to Samsung, which, on top of being a consumer of semiconductor products, is also one of the industry’s largest manufacturers.

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