Apple supplier O-Film has lost ‘particular overseas client’

China’s O-Film, an Apple supplier which makes camera modules, told investors that it received a notification from a “particular overseas client,” which contributed 22.51% of its operating income in 2019, that the client would cut its business ties.

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O-Film’s modules accounted for around 10% of those used by Apple in its smartphones. LG InnoTek’s account for some 50% and Sharp 30%. LG InnoTek supplies the triple camera and time of flight (ToF) module for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Reuters:

OFilm is known as a supplier of camera modules for Apple Inc, which used them in its line of iPhone smartphones.

In July 2020, the Trump administration placed OFilm on an entity list of 11 companies barring them from receiving U.S.-origin goods and services. The administration alleged that the companies on the list were implicated in human rights violations in China’s western Xinjiang region.

MacDailyNews Take: Last year, when the U.S. Department of Commerce designated O-Film Group among a list of eleven Chinese companies it accused of taking part in human rights violations against the Uighur people, the Chinese company was kicked out of Apple’s camera module supply chain, at which time we wrote, “Excellent. Human rights abuses should not be tolerated.”

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  1. lets hope this is one of many !

    ….the well-known horrors the CCP inflicted on the Chinese people during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, the Tiananmen Square massacre and the decades of repression of Tibetans and Falun Gong practitioners. Yet the free world has become dangerously inured to this bloody history. So long as we remain silent, CCP elites will continue to commit human-rights abuses against the people of China with impunity. We cannot allow this cycle of evil to continue.”

    In Xinjiang, “arbitrary and indefinite detentions lasting months or years at a time are common inside this modern gulag, Survivors tell of torture, sexual abuse including rape, forced labor, the use of electric shock to extract false confessions, and unexplained deaths in custody. Uighurs scarcely fare better outside the camps — Xinjiang has become a proving ground for an Orwellian surveillance state.”

    The CCP also sought to “stop Uighur women from giving birth via forced abortion and sterilization,” “Involuntary contraception measures, such as forced insertions of intrauterine devices, are also deployed.”

    “They want to destroy us as a people,” said one such victim.

    “In the anguished cries from Xinjiang, the world hears the echoes of Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. May all nations that hear them likewise bear witness to the stain of the century — the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide and crimes against humanity.”

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