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Investing Inside the Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod

The Apple HomePod is finally here after a major delay in December. The niche home speaker by Apple has received mixed reviews since its release, which has caused Wall Street analyst to label the HomePod as a big miss for Apple, but Wall Street has it wrong - again. The Apple HomePd was a niche project from the start. It wasn't developed to compete with Alexa or Google Home. The Apple HomePod is specifically for that small niche market that is all in on the Apple Eco-system, that person with a Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Music.

With all of that stated, the great people at Tech Insights did a break down of the HomePod, giving us a chance to see who provided what for the HomePod. We went through Tech Insight's teardown to see if we could locate any investment opportunities. We put the name of the manufacturer, their ticker symbol and the stock price at the time of the writing. The ticker symbols and stock prices are linked to the manufacturer's investor relations page.

So lets take a look at which companies made it inside the Apple HomePod and see if we can find any investment opportunities.

The Processor

Apple A8 Processor on the Apple HomePod Board, picture by Tech Insights

The processor is provided by Apple. (AAPL, $178.47).

Flash Memory

SK hynix H2JTDG8UD1CMR on the Apple HomePod Board, picture by Tech Insights

The flash memory for the HomePod is provided by SK hynix. (KRX: 000660, 89,600KRW).

* Other HomePods have been spotted with Toshiba THGBX4G7D2LLDYC 16 GB NAND flash (TYO: 6502, ¥322).

Wireless Module

The Broadcom BCM43572, picture by Tech Insights

The Broadcom BCM43572, picture by Tech Insights

The Broadcom BCM43572 provided by Broadcom. (AVGO, $260.59).

USI 339S00450 module Picture by TechInsights

The USI 339S00450 module provided by Universal Scientific Industrial. (SHA: 601231, 13.96 CNY).