Apple will use chips made in AMERICA in 2024 – once its supplier’s new Arizona plant comes online


Apple will use chips made in AMERICA in 2024 – once its supplier’s new Arizona plant comes online – and will also source them from Europe

  • Apple will use chips made in the US – at a factory in Arizona – starting in 2024
  • The firm ‘already made a decision to be buying out of a plant in Arizona,’ Cook said, according to Bloomberg 
  • It’s believed that Cook is referring to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s $12-billion Arizona plant that’s under construction now
  • Currently, 60% of the world’s processors are made in Taiwan 

Apple will start to use chips from a factory in the U.S. in the coming years – as it diversifies where it gets this crucial component that’s primarily produced in Asia. 

CEO Tim Cook made the revelation in a meeting with engineering and retail employees in Germany, telling them that Apple ‘already made a decision to be buying out of a plant in Arizona,’ according to Bloomberg.

Currently, 60 percent of the world’s processors are produced in Taiwan, and this pivot to the U.S. would help to lessen the tech giant’s reliance on factories in Asia at a time of supply chain constraints brought on by Covid. 

 Apple will start to use chips from a factory in the U.S. in the coming years – as it seeks to diversity where it gets this crucial component that’s primarily produced in Asia. Above: A closeup of a silicon wafer on display at Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institution in Taiwan

Currently, 60 percent of the world's processors are produced in Taiwan, and this pivot to the U.S. would help to lessen the tech giant's reliance on factories in Asia at a time of supply chain constraints brought on by Covid

Currently, 60 percent of the world’s processors are produced in Taiwan, and this pivot to the U.S. would help to lessen the tech giant’s reliance on factories in Asia at a time of supply chain constraints brought on by Covid

‘Regardless of what you may feel and think, 60 percent coming out of anywhere is probably not a strategic position,’ Cook added.

It’s believed that Cook is referring to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s $12-billion Arizona plant that’s under construction now. 

TSMC is Apple’s exclusive chip-making partner, but it also works with a few other suppliers. 

The chip-maker is considering building other chip factories in Arizona. 

‘I’m sure that we will also source from Europe as those plans become more apparent,’ Cook also said to the gathered employees, per Bloomberg.

Apple plans to use TSMC’s new 3-nanometer chipmaking process for its future devices. 

The nanometer size is in reference to the distance between transistors on a chip – the smaller the number, the more transistors that can be put onto the chip. A higher number of transistors makes for a more powerful the chip. 

Chipmakers like TCSM and Samsung are racing to roll out more advanced chips like the 3-nm – as the technology has applications for smartphones, computers and other devices. 

The Financial Times reports that 2023 might be the second year in a row that Apple uses TSMC’s most advanced tech only for part of its smartphone lineup. This year, the premium iPhone 14 Pro contained the A16 core processor, but the standard ones use the older A15 that was inside the company’s models released in 2021. 

Under the CHIPS and Science Act signed into law by President Joe Biden, the U.S. is offering $52 billion in funding and incentives for firms building chips in the country.  

Chipmakers like TCSM and Samsung are racing to roll out more advanced chips like the 3-nm - as the technology has applications for smartphones, computers and other devices

Chipmakers like TCSM and Samsung are racing to roll out more advanced chips like the 3-nm – as the technology has applications for smartphones, computers and other devices

Chipmakers like TCSM and Samsung are racing to roll out more advanced chips like the 3-nm - as the technology has applications for smartphones, computers and other devices

Chipmakers like TCSM and Samsung are racing to roll out more advanced chips like the 3-nm – as the technology has applications for smartphones, computers and other devices

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