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Investors can check the Apple suppliers list to see which companies are doing business with the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant – and which ones have been dropped.
The AAPL suppliers list has only been available to the public since 2012. The first was published in the wake of complaints about working conditions in the factories overseas where nearly all of Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) products are manufactured.
While those concerns get less attention now, the Apple suppliers list has become a handy tool for investors looking for fresh ways to profit from Apple's success without necessarily buying Apple stock.
Apple updates the list once per year. The first list of Apple suppliers named 150 companies. The 2016 list (inclusive as of the end of 2015) provides the top 200 Apple suppliers.
We've duplicated the 2016 Apple suppliers list here, with a few reader-friendly changes. First, we eliminated the duplication in Apple's version of the list, which contains multiple entries for a lot of the companies.
We've also added the ticker symbols for any stocks that trade on U.S. exchanges. A word of caution: Stocks that trade on the OTC markets (also known as the pink sheets) tend to be thinly traded.
The Apple Suppliers List for 2016
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM)
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS ADR: AACAY)
Acbel Polytech Inc.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (NYSE: ASX)
AKM Semiconductor Inc.
Alps Electric Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: APELY)
Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH)
Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI)
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: ASGLY)
Asia Vital Components Ltd.
AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE ADR: AUO)
Biel Crystal Manufactory Ltd.
Boyd Die Cut Co. Ltd.
Brilliant International Group Ltd.
Broadway Industrial Group Ltd.
Bumchun Precision Co. Ltd.
BYD Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS ADR: BYDDY)
Career Technology (Mfg.) Co. Ltd.
Catcher Technology Co. Ltd.
Cathay Tat Ming Precision Metal Products Co. Ltd.
Cheng Loong Corp.
Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
China Circuit Technology Corp.
China Jinlong Holding Group
Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd.
CN Innovations Holdings Ltd.
Compal Electronics Inc.
Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW)
Cowell E Holdings Inc.
Coxon Precise Industrial Co.
CymMetrik Enterprise Co. Ltd.
Dai-Ichi Seiko Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: DAIKF)
Daikin Industries Ltd. (OTCMKTS: DKILY)
Darfon Electronics Corp.
Dialog Semiconductor GmbH (OTCMKTS: DLGNF)
Diodes Inc. (Nasdaq: DIOD)
DSM Engineering Plastics Co. Ltd.
Dynapack International Technology Corp.
E-Litecom Co. Ltd.
Ellington Electronics Technology Group
Fairchild Semiconductor International (Nasdaq: FCS)
Flexium Interconnect Inc.
Flextronics Sales and Marketing Ltd. (subsidiary of Flextronics International) (Nasdaq: FLEX)
Fortune Grand Enterprise Co. Ltd.
Foster Electric Co. Ltd.
Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT)
Fujikura Ltd. (OTCMKTS: FKURF)
Gemalto Inc. (OTCMKTS: GTOMY)
Genius Electronic Optical Co. Ltd.
Hama Naka Shoukin Industry Co. Ltd.
Heesung Electronics Ltd.
Henkel Corp. (OTCMKTS: HENOY)
Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics Pte. Ltd.
HI-P International Ltd.
Hirose Electric Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: HRSEF)
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (Foxconn) (OTCMKTS ADR: HNHPF)
IBIDEN Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: IBIDF)
INB Electronics Ltd.
Infineon Technologies AG (OTCMKTS: IFNNY)
Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC)
Interflex Co. Ltd.
Invensense Inc. (NYSE: INVN)
Inventec Corp. (OTCMKTS: IVCJF)
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Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL)
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Ltd. (OTCMKTS: JPAVF)
Japan Display Inc.
Jarllytec Co. Ltd.
Kemet Corp. (NYSE: KEM)
Knowles Corp. (NYSE: KN)
Kyocera Group (NYSE ADR: KYO)
Laird Technologies (OTCMKTS: LARRF)
Largan Precision Co. Ltd.
Lateral Solutions Pte. Ltd.
Lens One Technology
LG Chem Ltd.
LG Display Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: LPL)
LG Innotek Co. Ltd.
Linear Technology Corp. (Nasdaq: LLTC)
Lite-On Technology Corp.
Longwell Precision Co. Ltd.
Luen Fung Group
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Nasdaq: MXIM)
Merry Electronics Co. Ltd.
Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU)
Minebea Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: MNBEY)
Mitsumi Electric Co. Ltd.
Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. (Nasdaq: MFLX)
Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: MRAAY)
Nan Ya Plastics Corp.
NEC TOKIN Corp.
Nidec Corp. (NYSE ADR: NJ)
Nippon Mektron Ltd.
Nissha Printing Co. Ltd.
Nitto Denko Corp. (OTCMKTS: NDEKY)
NXP Semiconductors NV (Nasdaq: NXPI)
OMRON Precision Technology Co. Ltd. (subsidiary of OMRON Corp.) (OTCMKTS: OMRNY)
ON Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: ON)
Panasonic Corp. (OTCMKTS ADR: PCRFY)
Parade Technologies Ltd.
Pegatron Corp. (OTCMKTS: PGTRF)
Philips Lumileds Lighting Co.
Pioneer Material Precision Tech
Platinum Optics Technology Inc.
Polymatech Co. Ltd.
Primax Electronics Ltd.
Qorvo Inc. (Nasdaq: QRVO)
Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)
Quanta Computer Inc. (OTCMKTS: QUCPF)
Radiant Opto Electronics Corp.
Robert Bosch GmbH
ROHM Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: ROHCY)
RR Donnelley & Sons Co. (Nasdaq: RRD)
SABIC Innovative Plastics
Salcomp Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: SSNLF)
Sandisk Corp. (Nasdaq: SNDK)
Seagate Technology LLC (Nasdaq: STX)
Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
Sharp Corp. (OTCMKTS: SHCAY)
Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology Co.
Shenzhen Fortunta Technology Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen Yuto Printing (Holdings) Ltd.
Shin Zu Shing Co. Ltd.
Simplo Technology Co. Ltd.
SK Hynix Inc.
Skyworks Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS)
Solvay Specialty Polymers
Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE)
STANLEY Engineered Fastening
STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE ADR: STM)
Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: SOMMY)
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
Sunrex Technology Corp.
Sunway Communication Co. Ltd.
Sunwoda Electronics Co. Ltd.
Suzhou Anjie Technology Co. Ltd.
Suzhou Panel Electronic Co. Ltd.
Swiftronic Pte. Ltd.
Taishan City Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co. Ltd.
Taiwan Hodaka Technology Co. Ltd.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (NYSE: TSM)
Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: TYOYY)
TDK Corp. (OTCMKTS: TTDKY)
TE Connectivity Ltd.-Tyco (NYSE: TEL)
Texas Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: TXN)
The Chemours Company FC LLC (NYSE: CC)
ThreeBond Holdings Co. Ltd.
Toshiba Corp. (OTCMKTS: TOSYY)
Toyo Rikagaku Kenkyusho Co. Ltd.
Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: TGOSY)
TPK Holding Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: TPKCF)
Trinseo LLC (NYSE: TSE)
Triotek Technology Inc.
Triumph Lead Group Ltd.
Tsujiden Co. Ltd.
TTM Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: TTMI)
Unimicron Technology Corp.
Unisteel Technology Ltd.
Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH)
Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC)
Xinhao Precise Groupware Co. Ltd.
Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Ltd.
Zhen Ding Technology Co. Ltd.
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