I believe Apple designed it's own solution with the A4 processor in iPad, so I do not think thes other company's enabled Apple's success to the extent that you state.
Job's should be on the list - some of these companies would definitely be less profitable w/o Apple's biz and therefore their CEOs may not have made the list.
I beg to differ. His innovative products have boosted the sales of many semiconductor companies. Apple also have their own processors. In any case, if Motorola's CEO is there, then Steve Jobs should be there too IMHO.
Steve Jobs did nothing to enhance the semiconductor space other than buy chips. The point of Apple is consumer products not semiconductors. I am a huge Apple user but Steve just doesn't 'apply' for inclusion on this list.
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