From ExtremeTech: Almost a year ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook pronounced the company would aspire to use US-made chips in some of its products. On Dec. 7, 2022, we reported on Mr. Cook's attendance at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new TSMC fab in Arizona, where he stated the company would someday be using what TSMC would be making at the facility. The company has announced a new packaging deal for these chips, meaning they'll be made and packaged in Arizona and then eventually shipped to its customers.
Apple's announcement states it signed with Amkor to package chips made by TSMC in Arizona for the company. This new partnership will allow the company to have Apple silicon produced and packaged entirely in Arizona, seemingly making good on its promise to use American-made chips in its products. Amkor has stated in its announcement it's investing $2 billion into this effort, which will require a new facility to handle Apple's business, and will eventually employ approximately 2,000 workers.
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