Beijing, February 13 /Xinhua/ — the Chinese company Huawei in 2018 became the third largest buyer of semiconductors in the world after Samsung and Apple. On Wednesday the newspaper reported “China daily”, citing a recent report by American research firm Gartner.

Chinese technology company last year spent over 21 billion dollars. USA on acquisition of semiconductor chips, which accounted for 4.4 percent of the global market. Huawei has increased the cost of chips 45.2 percent, ahead of Dell and Lenovo Group, and coming in third place.

Three other Chinese companies — Lenovo, BBK Electronic and Xiaomi has also entered the top-10 buyers of semiconductors in 2018.

According to Gartner, the cost of the ten largest buyers of semiconductors has grown considerably, its share of the global semiconductor market in 2018 reached 40.2 percent., an increase compared to 39.4 percent. in 2017.

As for sales of smartphones, Huawei has strengthened its leading position. In the fourth quarter of last year, the company delivered to the domestic market of 30 million smartphones, which is 23.3 percent. more compared to the same period of the previous year. According to research firm IDC, it topped the list with 29 percent market share.

Delivery of Apple smartphones to the Chinese market during this period fell by about 20 percent. The share of products the company had to 11.5 percent. -0-

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