Who Supplies Apple? (It’s Not Just China): An Interactive Map
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Source: China File

Category: Digital Media, Technology

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One Response to “A Geographical Look at Apple’s Suppliers”

  1. NoKidding says:

    I’ve been a high volume semi-test guy (cellular chips). If you don’t cost-weight the processes, the picture is very distorted. Most IC’s, which will dominate component count, rapidly depreciate in price to the cost of materials (pennies) once they ramp in volume.
    I witnessed GSM production cost go from $10 to 10c in 5 years. Thats not the part of the job to go after. The machines that churn out 100k tested, packaged parts per day are high capital cost… $1M in 2001. Running a chip foundry is like running a paper mill. Huge equipment, commodity inputs, razor margins.