Tag Archives: Apple

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (with intro by President John Hennessy) – YouTube

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (with intro by President John Hennessy) – YouTube.

Of course, there will be a lot of people to talk about how truly unique Steve Jobs was. For me, he will be mostly remembered for his extraordinary commencement speech at Stanford in 2005: maybe more than a highly successful business man, he was simply a Great Person !

God bless him !

Apple Now Worth As Much As Microsoft, HP And Dell … Combined

I found this amazing news on an RSS feed earlier today. This is from TechCrunch and the full details can be consulted here.

Last week I came across this and had a hard time to believe what I read:

Firm: Apple surpasses HP as largest buyer of chips
Associated Press, Also appeared in Forbes, CNBC, San Jose Mercury News, Austin-American Statesman, 06/8 , Peter Svensson

NEW YORK — Driven by the success of the iPhone and iPad, Apple has become the world’s largest buyer of chips for computers and phones.

A research firm IHS iSuppli said Wednesday that Apple bought $17.5 billion worth of chips last year, surpassing computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. as the largest consumer. That was an increase of 80 percent from the year before, reflecting Apple’s continuing sales surge.

According to iSuppli, an iPhone contains about $80 worth of chips. The chips include the central processor that acts as the brains of the device, radio chips that let it talk to cell towers and the audio chip that converts the owner’s voice into a stream of data.

Looking at this from a distance, it is amazing to see that a company that almost went bankrupt a few years back was able to reinvent and turn itself upside down so successfully that they have become a trend setter and a Leader entering into the XXI century.

It would actually be interesting to understand from the inside how such a rebirth was made possible as large corporations usually struggle to reinvent themselves with only a very few exceptions…