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Winter-Spring 2012

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APPLE NEWS APPLE SUPPLIER LIST BRINGS SCRUTINY For the first time ever, Apple released a list of major suppliers in January. According to Apple's internal audits, 93 suppliers indicated over half of its workers are overworked, working more than 60-hour weekly schedule. The audit also shows that 108 facilities do not pay proper overtime wages as required by law. The list showcases a total of 156 companies but the list does not include secondary suppliers. These supplies provide parts and accessories to companies that directly have contract with Apple. Apple claims that over 225 audits were done in 2011 as part of an internal supplier responsibility report in order to minimize violations and better control production. Apple has joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a nonprofit organization aimed to improve working quality in factories. • AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. • AcBel Polytech Inc. • Acument Global Technologies • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. • Amperex Technology Ltd. • Amphenol Corporation • Analog Devices, Inc. • Anjie Insulating Material Co., Ltd. • Asahi Kasei Corporation • AU Optronics Corporation • Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik • AG austriamicrosystems • Avago Technologies Ltd. • Brady Corporation • Brilliant International Group Ltd. • Broadcom Corporation • Broadway Industrial Group Ltd. • ByD Company Ltd. • Career Technology (MFG.) Co., Ltd. • Catcher Technology Co., Ltd. • Cheng Loong Corporation • Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Foxlink) • Chimei Innolux Corporation • Coilcraft, Inc. • Compeq Manufacturing Co., Ltd. • Cosmosupplylab Ltd. • CymMetrik (Shenzhen) Printing Co. • Cyntec Co., Ltd. • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation • Daishinku Corporation (KDS) • Darfon Electronics Corporation • Delta Electronics Inc. • Diodes Inc. • Dynapack International Technology • Elpida Memory, Inc. • Emerson Electric Co. • ES Power Co., Ltd. • Fairchild Semiconductor International • Fastening Technology Pte Ltd. • FLEXium Interconnect, Inc. • Flextronics International Ltd. • Fortune Grand Enterprise Co., Ltd. • Foster Electric Co., Ltd. • Fuji Crystal Manufactory Ltd. Fujikura Ltd. • Grand Upright Technology Ltd. • Gruppo Dani S.p.A. • Gruppo Peretti Hama Naka Shoukin Industry Co., Ltd. • Hanson Metal Factory Ltd. • Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics Pte Ltd. • Hi-P International Ltd. 58 MacDirectory Auret Van Heerden, FLA's president issued the following statement, "We welcome Apple's commitment to greater transparency and independent oversight, and we hope its participation will set a new standard for the electronics industry." Industry labor activists say that Apple, one of the most profitable companies, should not violate labor laws, especially those pertaining to overtime wages. The following is an alphabetical listing of Apple production suppliers. These suppliers represent 97 percent of Apple's procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly of Apple's products worldwide. • Hitachi-LG Data Storage • Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Foxconn) • Hynix Semiconductor Inc. • Ibiden Co., Ltd. • Infineon Technologies AG • Intel Corporation • Interflex Co., Ltd. • International Rectifier Corporation • Intersil Corporation • Inventec Appliances Corporation • Jabil Circuit, Inc. • Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. • Jin Li Mould Manufacturing Pte Ltd. • Kaily Packaging Pte Ltd. • Kenseisha Sdn. Bhd. • Knowles Electronics • Kunshan Changyun Electronic Industry • Laird Technologies • Lateral Solutions Pte Ltd. • Lens One Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. • LG Chem, Ltd. LG Display Co., Ltd. • LG Innotek Co., Ltd. • Linear Technology Corporation • Lite-On Technology Corporation • Longwell Company LSI Corporation • Luen Fung Commercial Holdings Ltd. • Macronix International Co., Ltd. • Marian, Inc. • Marvell Technology Group Ltd. • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. • Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd. • Microchip Technology Inc. • Micron Technology, Inc. • Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd. • Molex Inc. Multek Corporation • Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. • Nan ya Printed Circuit Board Corporation • NEC Corporation • Nippon Mektron, Ltd. • Nishoku Technology Inc. • NVIDIA Corporation NXP Semiconductor • N.V. ON Semiconductor Corporation • Optrex Corporation • Oriental Printed Circuits Ltd. • Panasonic Corporation • PCH International • Pegatron Corporation • Pioneer Material Precision Tech • Prent Corporation • Primax Electronics Ltd. • Qualcomm Incorporated • Quanta Computer Inc. • Renesas Electronics Corporation • Ri-Teng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd. • ROHM Co., Ltd. • Rubycon Corporation • Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. • SanDisk Corporation • SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. • SDI Corporation • Seagate Technologies • Seiko Epson Corporation • Seiko Group • Sharp Corporation • Shimano Inc. • Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd. • Silego Technology Inc. • Simplo Technology Co., Ltd. • Skyworks Solutions Inc. • Sony Corporation • Standard Microsystems Corporation • STMicroelectronics • Sumida Corporation • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. • Sunrex Technology Corporation • Suzhou Panel Electronic Co., Ltd. • Taiyi Precision Tech Corporation • Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. • TDK Corporation • Texas Instruments Inc. • Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. • Toshiba Corporation • Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd. • Toyo Rikagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd. • TPK Holding Co., Ltd. • Tripod Technology Corporation • TriQuint Semiconductor • Triumph Lead Electronic Tech Co. • TXC Corporation • Unimicron Corporation • Unisteel Technology Ltd. • Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. • Vishay Intertechnology • Volex plc • Western Digital Corporation • Wintek Corporation • Yageo Corporation • Zeniya Alu

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