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Keeping tabs on the Apple suppliers list is a strategy investors can use to see which companies are in favor with the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant – and which aren't.
Because Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is such a monster in the consumer electronics world – in 2016 it reaped $233.7 billion in revenue and $53.4 billion in profits – Apple supplier stocks usually get a nice boost when they land a big contract.
Buying shares of an Apple supplier is a way to profit from the company's success without actually buying Apple stock.
And the reverse is also true. In April, the stock of London-based Imagination Technologies (LON: IMG) plunged 70% in minutes following news that Apple planned to end its relationship with the chipmaker.
Apple first published its suppliers list in 2012 and updates it annually. The additions and subtractions are clues to the fate of many of these Apple supplier stocks, especially if a lot of their business depends on selling to Apple.
The first AAPL suppliers list had 150 companies. Now Apple publishes the names of its top 200 suppliers.
Below is a duplicate of the 2017 Apple suppliers list, with several changes intended to make it more investor-friendly. We've dispensed with the duplication in Apple's version (they list all relevant addresses for each company, resulting in multiple entries).
In addition, we've included the ticker symbols for stocks that trade on U.S. exchanges. Please be aware that stocks listed on the OTC markets (sometimes referred to as the "pink sheets") are often very thinly traded.
The Apple Suppliers List for 2017
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM)
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS ADR: AACAY)
Acbel Polytech Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD)
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (NYSE: ASX)
Alps Electric Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: APELY)
Amphenol Corp. (NYSE: APH)
ams AG (OTCMKTS: AUKUF)
Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI)
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Asahi Glass Co Ltd. (OTCMKTS: ASGLY)
Asia Vital Components Ltd.
Auras Technology Co. Ltd.
Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG
Azurewave Technologies Inc.
Biel Crystal Manufactory Ltd.
Boyd Die Cut Co. Ltd.
Brilliant International Group Ltd.
Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO)
Broadway Industrial Group Ltd.
Bumchun Precision Company Ltd.
BYD Company 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.
Chengdu Homin Technology Co. Ltd.
China Circuit Technology Corp.
China Jinlong Holding Group
Compal Electronics Inc.
Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW)
Cowell E Holdings Inc.
CymMetrik Enterprise Co. Ltd.
Dai-Ichi Seiko Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: DAIKF)
Daikin Industries Ltd. (OTCMKTS: DKILY)
Darfon Electronics Corp.
Diodes Inc. (Nasdaq: DIOD)
DSM Engineering Plastics Co. Ltd.
Dynapack International Technology Corp.
E-Litecom Co. Ltd.
Eaton Corporation Plc. (NYSE: ETN)
Ellington Electronics Technology Group
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)
Genius Electronic Optical Co. Ltd.
Gemalto, Inc. (OTCMKTS: GTOMY)
Genius Electronic Optical Co. Ltd.
Giesecke & Devrient
Hama Naka Shoukin Industry Co. Ltd.
Heesung Electronics Ltd.
Henkel Corporation (OTCMKTS: HENOY)
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)
Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL)
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Ltd. (OTCMKTS: JPAVF)
Japan Display Inc.
Jeou Uei Co. Ltd.
Kantatsu 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
Lung Te Hsin Plastic Co. Ltd.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Nasdaq: MXIM)
Merry Electronics Co. Ltd.
Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP)
Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU)
Minebea Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: MNBEY)
Mitsumi Electric Co. Ltd.
Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS: MRAAY)
Nan Ya Plastics Corp.
NEC TOKIN Corp.
NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd.
Nidec Corp. (NYSE ADR: NJ)
Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co. Ltd.
Nissha Printing Co. Ltd.
Nitto Denko Corp. (OTCMKTS: NDEKY)
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI)
ON Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: ON)
Panasonic Corp. (OTCMKTS ADR: PCRFY)
Pegatron Corp. (OTCMKTS: PGTRF)
Philips Lumileds Lighting Co.
Phone In Mag-Electronics Co. Ltd.
Pioneer Material Precision Tech
Polymatech Co. Ltd.
Primax Electronics Ltd.
Qorvo Inc. (Nasdaq: QRVO)
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)
Santak Holdings Ltd.
Seagate Technology LLC (Nasdaq: STX)
Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Industrial Holdings Ltd.
Sharp Corp. (OTCMKTS: SHCAY)
Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology Co.
Shenzhen Fortunta Technology Co. 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.
Sunon Electronics Co. Ltd.
Sunrex Technology Corp.
Sunway Communication Co. Ltd.
Sunwoda Electronics Co. Ltd.
Suzhou Anjie Technology Co. Ltd.
Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing 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)
Texas Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: TXN)
The Chemours Company FC, LLC (NYSE: CC)
TLG Investment (Hk) Ltd.
Toray International Inc.
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.
Tripod Technology Corp.
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)
Yuto Packaging Technology (Holdings) Co. Ltd.
Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Ltd.
Zhen Ding Technology Co. Ltd.
Apple breaks out a separate group of suppliers that it says "do not have internal manufacturing sites related to Apple spend," but "provide manufacturing services to our suppliers." They are:
Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS)
Dialog Semiconductor GmbH
Intersil Corp. (Nasdaq: ISIL)
OmniVision Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI)
Parade Technologies Ltd.
Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)
Silego Technology Inc.
Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA)
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