Big A? Fruit Company? Why not name an iPhone maker.

TOKYO – The largest manufacturer of smartphones in the United States, the name of the billionaire family and the most important customer to many high-tech makers to date.

Don’t just ask who he is.

It is secretly called the “fruit company” or sometimes “Fuji” because of the variety of fruits in question in Asia, Japan. Other descriptions include “Three Trillion Dollar Company” —a slightly higher market value— “Honored North American customer” and simply “Big A”.

Chinese O-Film Group, the maker of smartphone camera modules, has estimated losses of $ 426 million by 2021. One reason is that he has lost business with a “customer beyond this boundary.”

Which customer? O-Film spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Contrary to the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort, a client who does not want to be named does not speak magic or talk to snakes. But the forces are terrifying. It can contract or take out hundreds of millions of dollars worth of electronic goods and services.

That is why suppliers’ public statements and personal statements cannot include the name of the company being discussed for fear of offending someone or accidentally revealing competition information.

It is customary not to want to pronounce the remaining four letters above “A”. A.D. The 2014 lawsuit alleges that the former supplied the details of the breach of confidentiality agreement with the client. According to the application, supplier GT Technologies has promised to pay $ 50 million for each privacy breach.

The agreement exposes not only common trade secrets but also the existence of the relationship.

A traveler has passed an advertisement for a new phone in Tokyo by 2020.

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A.D. In 2020, after a few outbreaks, it became clear that at the beginning of September, smartphones would be delayed with a stylish image on the back of a partially eaten fruit. It was the talk of the provider world, although no one could say what they were talking about.

Revenue Call by Chip Maker Broadcom in June 2020 Ink.,

An analyst noted that, without naming names, “Q3 may be missing out on current trends.” He asked for some extra colors on how to think about the expected wireless recovery to Q4.

Hawk Ethan, CEO of Broadcom, immediately learned what had happened.

The analyst said he understood what he meant by saying that broadcaster was actually designing chips for “big phones” made by “the largest original maker in North America.” Original products have been delayed. OEM means original product manufacturer, industry term for consumer brand companies.

Samsung Electronics Co.

The Galaxy Smartphone is a major competitor to the fruit company, but the South Korean company offers a screen and other components for that product. Samsung employees sometimes refer to their love as “Lovely Opponent”, according to people familiar with the matter.

Lowe’s employees, for their part, call Samsung “Samsung.”

Shop in Shanghai in 2021.

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Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group has been in contact with the fruit company for decades, and analysts say it is by far the largest smartphone maker. Foxcon’s latest annual report, measuring 860 pages, is a one-time total. “Big A” comes first in the list of Foxconn’s main customers, just because the list is in alphabetical order.

Taiwan semiconductor manufacturing Co.

Processor for other smartphone processors and other chips mentions its partnership twice in its annual report – not as a customer but as a TSMC bond issuer.

Asked to comment, a TSMC spokeswoman declined to comment on specific customers, but said “one of the key factors in building customer trust is keeping customer information confidential.”

North America’s largest smartphone maker is not alone in its global reach with its suppliers. In one way or another, it is clearer than most of them:-፡ ፡ 200 200 200 200 200 አመ ዝርዝር አመ አመ ዝርዝር አመ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡ ፡

The Chinese smartphone maker M-O-Film said in a statement that in addition to losing business with “customers beyond these borders”, it had problems with a certain “H”.

A customer will try out a pair of headphones at a store in Seoul in 2021.

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The manufacturer claims that the “H” is the latest Chinese smartphone maker to get advanced chips. A.D. An investigator did not want to know if he was talking about Huawei Technologies, a US-sanctioned company in 2020.

A visitor who does not have a surname or company name is an O-Movie VIP Guest Team. In 2017, he visited an O-film factory in China and praised the provider for his “amazing, accurate work” with self-portraits. “Eat Eggplant!” Posted a message of congratulations.

The relationship ended when the US government put the O-film on the blacklist. O-Film made the news clear in a warranty.

Someone who is accustomed to strict censorship is not afraid to make his name public. China’s state-run CCTV broadcasts a one-minute business news report describing the O-film problem and naming the customer who was bitten six times by the O-film profit. CCTV has called on producers in the “fruit chain” not to rely on a single customer.

Apple spokesman Inc.

He refused to comment.

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