A new report from China presents information on Apple's latest supply chain list that reveals that 17 companies were added and 26 removed.
The Taiwanese factories that been added to Apple's supply chain this year include Taiyao Technology, SMT supplier Taiwan Tablet Technology, and keyboard MTS (membrane touch switch) major manufacturer Kejia-KY. Some of those removed include Shuanghong, Liangwei, Kangkong, Zhizhi Shenke, Ruiyi, Jinjian Printing and Pioneer Materials.
In addition to Taiwan suppliers, seven new mainland China suppliers were added while six were removed. Some of the new additions include Zhongke Sanhuan, Crystal Optoelectronics, and Wingtech Technology.
In Japan four suppliers have been added including Japanese light metal and energy group ENEOS while five suppliers were cut. In South Korea, the report highlighted design LX Semicon having been added. In the US, the report highlighted Power Integrations and Lattice Semiconductor having joined Apple's supply chain, while Maxim and Trinseo were dropped. Below is the full list of winners and losers that was provided by Juheng.
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In other Apple news, in addition to the roughly 100 vice presidents among its 160,000 employees, Apple has now picked four more people to become vice presidents across three areas of the company, according to Bloomberg's Power On newsletter by Mark Gurman.
Max Muller has been with Apple for 20 years and has been on the Apple Maps team for quite some time, now as vice president overseeing the entire map business, which includes things like Find My, and other services involving location detection and navigation.
Charlie Zhai and Fabian Klass, who have experience working with Apple chips, are now vice president-level executives in Silicon's chip business, which is run by Johny Thrudge. Srouji) leads management.
Finally, Payam Mirrashidi has become the VP of Engineering for Services, reporting to Eddy Cue.