Apple will manufacture some of its chips in the United States
According to a new report published by Bloomberg News, Apple is at least outsourcing some of its custom chips to one of TSMC's factories now in Arizona.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed these plans in a meeting with Apple engineers and employees in Germany, which was also held during his recent trip across Europe. The CEO of Apple explained that around 2024, they will produce part of the chips needed for their products in the Arizona factory. It is also possible that some of the company's production will be done in Europe, as more factories are currently being built in that region.
Apple's CEO said in this regard: "We have already decided. Buy a factory in Arizona and that factory will be up and running in 2024, so we're about two years away or maybe less. I am sure that in Europe and as this program becomes more obvious, we will source part of our chips from future factories in this region."
Eddie Q, Apple's service manager and Dear O'Brien, head of retail and human resources of this company, were also present in this meeting. Although Cook did not provide more details about moving chip production to the United States and Europe, he is likely referring to a factory that TSMC is currently building in Arizona.
Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC is the exclusive supplier of Apple processors and the American technology giant uses flagship A-series chips and M-series chips in all its products. As reported by Bloomberg, the TSMC factory in China is scheduled to be launched in 2024. The Taiwanese chip manufacturing company has announced that the said factory will start its activities with the production of processors based on 5 nm lithography, which is at least one generation behind the technology used in Apple products.
This action by Apple while It happens that the Cupertinos continue to diversify their supply chain in different parts of the world. In addition, the United States, through the so-called "CHIPS" and "SCIENCE" law, has provided more than 50 billion dollars in financial incentives for chip companies operating in this country.
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