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UK Computer Hardware Industry

Find out more about the UK’s Computer Hardware industry and the companies designing, integrating, or reselling computer components. Get an accurate view of the Computer Hardware sector through innovative financial, company, funding, and growth data today.

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What is Computer Hardware?

Computer Hardware describes the physical components and elements that make up a functioning computer system. This includes everything from processing units and semiconductors to graphics cards, hard drives and even your webcam.

Computer hardware comes in many different forms, and includes hardware installed within or connected outside a computer system such as a monitor, keyboard or mouse.

The UK’s Computer Hardware industry includes a wide range of companies and organisations dedicated to the design, integration or sale of Computer hardware, including those working with embedded systems, semiconductor electronics, processing units and much more.

Computer Hardware sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Computer Hardware sector. The sector has a turnover of £19.5bn currently, has received £5.4bn of investment and the sector is growing at 4.3% per year.


Computer Hardware verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Computer Hardware industry today.

Our Computer Hardware RTIC is made up of 5 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Semiconductor electronics, and Embedded Systems. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0005 Computer Hardware 1759 companies

    Companies designing, integrating, or reselling computer hardware including but not limited to; Central Processing Units, Embedded Systems, Graphics Processing Unit, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Semiconductor electronics

    • Computer Hardware: Central Processing Units

      Companies providing central processing units

      41 companies
    • Computer Hardware: Embedded Systems

      Companies providing services related to/developing proprietary embedded systems

      495 companies
    • Computer Hardware: Field Programmable Gate Arrays

      Companies that produce, maintain or develop FPGAs

      195 companies
    • Computer Hardware: Graphics Processing Unit

      Companies providing graphic processing units

      30 companies
    • Computer Hardware: Semiconductor electronics

      Companies designing and/or manufacturing semiconductor technologies and/or hardware components

      1326 companies

Computer Hardware industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 4.3%, we expect that this sector could be worth £20.6bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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