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Earlier this year, when CNBC’s Jim Cramer noted that Skyworks’s chips are in just about every major provider’s cellphones, Aldrich corrected the Mad Money host. “No,” he said, “we’re in everybody.” That means its radio chips are in everything from thermostats to routers for customers including Cisco, Dell, GE, Google, Huawei, and LG. Biggest of all: Apple’s iPhone accounts for 36% of sales, according to analyst estimates. No surprise, Skyworks’s numbers have been soaring skyward.