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Wolfson snubbed as supplier to new Apple players-source

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - British chip-maker Wolfson Microelectronics WLF.L said on Thursday it had been snubbed as a supplier to portable media players by a major customer, which a person familiar with the company said was Apple AAPL.O.

The Edinburgh firm, which supplies chips used in Apple’s iPod and iPhone, said in a statement the next generation of the media players by the customer were due to be launched in the third quarter of 2008 and that second-half revenue would be hit as a result. (Reporting by John Bowker; Editing by David Holmes)

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