Apple has taken over the lead quickly. Their iPad and iPhone added almost $10 billion in component purchases over the last few years. This article is great as it shows how the other OEM’s stack up next to Apple.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.