Tuesday, July 27, 2010

#Apple #iPad, #iPhone Spur Foxcomm into #1 Slot

Foxconn (Taiwan) makes Apple's iPhone and iPad, which has spurred its growth into the number one electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider worldwide, according to iSuppli. Look for Apple to leverage its components buying power to increase margins for itself and cut margins of its competitors thus repeating its success in the iPod sphere over the next five years in the emerging touchscreen tablet market. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog

Here is what iSuppli says about its own report: Driven by fast growth at Apple Inc., leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider Foxconn Technology Group is set to take more than half of global EMS industry revenue by 2011, up from 44.2 percent in 2009, according to iSuppli Corp...The attached figure presents iSuppli’s ranking of the top 10 EMS providers in the first quarter based on revenue. EMS providers are defined as companies whose primary business is the contract manufacturing of electronic products on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs. With revenue of $17.1 billion, Taiwan’s Foxconn, aka Hon Hai Precision Industries Ltd., was the dominant EMS provider in the first quarter of 2010, dwarfing No. 2 player Flextronics International Ltd., which posted revenue of $5.9 billion during the same period. Foxconn’s revenue in the first quarter surged 54.1 percent from $11.1 billion during the same period in 2009. Part of Foxconn’s revenue boom is due to the industry wide strength of the digital consumer business and a strong recovery in computing-related products. Moreover, the company dramatically outperformed the 27.5 percent year-over-year revenue increase for the Top 10 EMS providers in the first quarter, reflecting the strength of its customer base. Apple represents the fastest-growing customer for Foxconn, which manufactures products including the iPad and the iPhone 4...
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