According to the latest report, Apple announced the list of the top 200 suppliers in 2020 on the 27th of this month. Compared with the list in 2019, it is newly included in Apple’s supply chain in terms of regions. China has the largest number of manufacturers in mainland China, with as many as 12 companies.
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Specifically, for manufacturers in mainland China, Guangdong Chaoyang Electronics, Jilin Liyuan Refining, etc. have been removed, and the newly added are Nanping Aluminum, Zhaoyi Innovation, Tianma Microelectronics, Jiangsu Jingyan, Suzhou Shengli Precision, and Derun Among 12 companies including Electronics and Xinlun Technology, in terms of regions, mainland China has the largest number of new companies. It is worth mentioning that although OFILM is still on the list of Apple suppliers in 2020, it has been removed from Apple’s supply chain in 2021.
In Taiwan, China, 6 new companies were added and 6 companies were also removed. Among them, the newly added companies include Shuanghong, the leading company in cooling modules, the leading quartz component company Jing Technology, Kangkong, GIS, Maolin, and Jiaze, while the companies that have been removed include Zhenglong, Pegatron’s Fuyang Technology, and TPK.
Mainland subsidiaries Jingjia Optoelectronics, Darfon, Meilv and Mingxiang Technology. In Hong Kong, China, Shanghai Industrial Holdings returned to the supply chain list after being removed last time; however, Artesyn Technology, Cathay Pacific and Chuangliang Technology were removed.
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On the part of American manufacturers, Apple’s new suppliers include Universal Semiconductor, Viavi Solutions, which provides vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) components, and Cypress Semiconductor, which is acquired by Infineon. Howell Technology (acquired by Weir), Kemei, Chemours (CC-US), Schindler Technology (TTMI-US), SiTime (SITM-US) and Coil Art.
In terms of Japanese manufacturers, SMK Group, Sharp Group subsidiary Kangdazhi, Japan Seiko, etc. were removed, while Toshiba was replaced by the split Kioxia, in addition, NGK Special Ceramics was included in the list of new suppliers. South Korean manufacturers added Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a supplier of RFPCB, and removed Interflex, a soft board manufacturer.
Apple released its 15th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report on the 28th of this month, which provided detailed data on the rights training, hygiene and health education of Apple suppliers’ employees. Data on specific projects that Apple has done with its suppliers to promote environmental protection.
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