The top manufacturers of electronic equipment should remain a priority for semiconductor suppliers, according to Gartner.
Senior research analyst at the organisation Masatsune Yamaj made his comments following preliminary reports by the company, which indicate that semiconductor demand for PCs has experienced a solid recovery.
The study also showed that the percentage of semiconductors required for smartphones among the total mobile handset category grew from 19.8 per cent in 2008 to 28.6 per cent last year.
Mr Yamaj pointed out that leading brand companies are still "the most important customers", suggesting that they will be the ones to survive financially and keep up to date with trends.
"Semiconductor vendors should pay much more attention to the leading electronic equipment manufacturers and their customers," he explained.
A recent report by Gartner predicted that worldwide spending on IT could reach $3.4 trillion (£2.1 trillion) in 2010, which would be a 4.6 per cent increase compared to 2009.