Austrian company AMS AG lost its largest customer is Apple, according to Reuters. Manufacturer of semiconductor products delivered to a California Corporation of the NFC antenna.
According to the source, Apple has abandoned the use of antennas for short-range (NFC) production AMS in the iPhone and computerized watches Apple Watch. A new supplier of these components is selected Dutch NXP Semiconductors. This technology, as we know, used smartphones and Apple watch purely within the framework of the payment system Apple Pay.
Replacement NFC module applies only to orders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, while shipments for the iPhone 6 continues. Both sides have refrained from commenting, so to learn the reason of such step on the part of Cupertino.
Bereft of cooperation with Apple, the company AMS lost their primary source of income. According to Reuters estimates, about one-fifth of the proceeds Austrian manufacturer take orders from Apple. In 2014 sales AMS amounted to 464 million euros.
After the appearance of this publication shares of AMS fell by 27%. The recession proved to be manufacturer the most significant since August 2011.