Until we have organic microchips implanted directly in our brains, hardware is still a vital component of the tech industry. From motherboards to heart rate monitors, VR headsets to bendy screens, here are some of the world's biggest hardware manufacturers.
This list encompasses a broad spread of hardware stocks, ranging from semiconductors and GPUs that we don't see with our own eyes (unless you're taking apart your tech) to consumer goods like phones and TVs. We've listed these based on size: these companies are the biggest in the world, all boasting a market cap above $50bn. If you're interested, we have Spark lists dedicated semiconductor stocks and consumer hardware. You should always your build your own research-informed view of things before upgrading your portfolio with any of these picks.