“According to a new report from iSuppli, Apple’s design activity, especially with the launch of the iPhone, created $3.8 billion worth of global semiconductor purchases in the first half of 2007. This is up 27 percent from $3 billion in 2006, iSuppli said,” Mark Osborne blogs for Semiconductor Fabtech.
“Considering the phone is still only available in the U.S., that figure is quite impressive. This influence should increase, according to the market research firm, as it reckons Apple will ship more than 4.5 million iPhones globally in 2007, 13.5 million units in 2008 and 21.1 million units in 2009,” Osborne reports.
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