Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. ranked ninth and 11th in the global Internet of Things (IoT) firm rankings, respectively. The U.S.-based Intel Corp. was named the most influential firm in the IoT segment.
According to data compiled by market research firm IoT Analytics on Dec. 25, Samsung Electronics came in ninth with 28 percent on average in the rankings of top IoT companies in the third quarter of 2015, while its smaller local rival LG Electronics stood at 11th with 27 percent.
IoT Analytics evaluates more than 2,000 IoT companies around the world in three different dimensions, based on how often the company is mentioned on websites and news and social media with related keywords, and how often the company is tagged in LinkedIn.
The highest scoring company in each dimension receives a rating of 100 percent, with all other Internet of Things companies receiving a lower percentage in linear relation to the score of the highest ranking company. The total score is an average of all measured dimensions. Intel took the top spot with 71 percent, followed by IBM with 67 percent, Microsoft Corp. with 56 percent, Google Inc. with 53 percent, Cisco Systems Inc. with 51 percent, Hewlett-Packard Co. with 41 percent, Apple Inc. with 29 percent, SAP SE with 28 percent, Samsung Electronics with 28 percent and Oracle Corp. with 28 percent among the top 10.
IoT Analytics said, “Four companies were named the leaders in terms of IoT competitiveness. Intel is standing out in the semiconductor sector, while IBM and MS are cutting a conspicuous figure in the platform sector and Cisco in the connectivity sector.”
Samsung Electronics is the only non-American company that ranks among the top 10. For Asian companies in the top 20, LG Electronics ranked 11th with 27 percent, while Japan's NEC Corp. and China's Huawei Technologies Co. ranked 16th and 18th with 19 percent and 15 percent, respectively, the data also showed.