Apple Inc. created $3.8 billion worth of global semiconductor purchases in first half 2007

“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.

Full article here.


  1. 4.5 million iPhones in 2007? Each day that passes without news from Apple that one million iPhones have been sold increases my disbelief about what’s happening. 4.5 million in 2007 seems unrealistic to me over here in Europe.

  2. read the article, I like some of what he say’s

    If Microsoft’s Vista OS had been better designed then maybe the take-up would have been stronger and its purchasing influence over DRAM might have prevented last year’s oversupply in the DRAM market!

  3. “Idiots are starting to look and sound the same everywhere”

    You said it! Next thing you know they’ll assert Apple is usurping bonafide third party products to the rest of the world by sucking up all the semiconductors; a clearly sinister plan!

    MDN word: Effort – as in it takes a lot of effort to come up with this kind of insane FUD.

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