Balda: The iPhone's German Accent
Last year wasn't exactly auspicious for German mobile-phone components maker Balda. The company issued two profit warnings, shed 70% of its 2,400 German workers, and ended the year with a loss equal to 13% of sales. So why would a heavy hitter such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) hand Balda a contract to make the touch screens that are the most important design element of the much-anticipated iPhone?
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