As you guys might have heard, Apple will be opening an advanced sapphire manufacturing plant over in Mesa, Arizona where they expect to bring some production work from overseas back home. However it looks like it will be more than that because according to a new report from the Albany Times Union, they claim that Apple will also be looking to bring back chip production back to the US as well, and will be opening a $6 billion facility in upstate New York, with California-based company, GlobalFoundries, to be the one behind the operations.
This move isn’t all too surprising given that Apple has been reported to be looking to reduce their reliance on Samsung for components, given that both companies have been embroiled in a legal battle for the past few years. However rather interestingly the report claims that Samsung will be playing a hand in the launch of the fabrication facility, and will be lending Apple and GlobalFoundries their knowledge and experience when it comes to making chips, especially given that Samsung has been making Apple’s A-series of chips for a while now. Naturally Apple has yet to confirm this piece of news yet, so take it with a grain of salt for now.
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