Apple Announces Multibillion-Dollar Deal With Broadcom to Make Components in the USA

Apple today announced a multibillion-dollar deal with American technology company Broadcom to make several key components for its devices in the United States.

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The multi-year agreement with Broadcom will see Apple use 5G radio frequency and wireless connectivity components, including FBAR filters, that are designed and manufactured in the U.S. Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

We're thrilled to make commitments that harness the ingenuity, creativity, and innovative spirit of American manufacturing. All of Apple's products depend on technology engineered and built here in the United States, and we'll continue to deepen our investments in the U.S. economy because we have an unshakable belief in America's future.

Apple has collaborated with Broadcom for many years, with the company providing important chips for devices like the AirPort and iPhone 5S. Apple noted that it already supports over 1,100 jobs in Broadcom's Fort Collins FBAR filter manufacturing facility, and the partnership will see continued investment in automation projects and training programs for technicians and engineers.

The investments are part of the commitment Apple made in 2021 to invest $430 billion in the U.S. economy over a period of five years. The company today said that it is on track to meet its target through direct spending with American suppliers, data centers, capital expenditures, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

jonnysods Avatar
14 months ago
Good to see some domestic manufacturing work for the US.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KENESS Avatar
14 months ago

So they couldn't figure out how to make their own 5G modem and had to go crawling back to Broadcom.
Broadcom isn't Qualcomm... I think you might be mixing those two up.

Broadcom would manufacture Apple's 5G modems and related components, in the same way TSMC manufactures Apple Silicon chips.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dreamweaver12 Avatar
14 months ago

Broadcom isn't Qualcomm... I think you might be mixing those two up.

Broadcom would manufacture Apple's 5G modems and related components, in the same way TSMC manufactures Apple Silicon chips.
son of a bitch, you're right. Apple and Broadcom were involved in a law suit, but difference circumstances. Cal tech sued them both.

SORRY EVERYONE.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Powerbooky Avatar
14 months ago
We can hope that more electronics will be designed and manufactured back home, just like a few decades ago.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
14 months ago
Good, this is a start in the right direction.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cthompson94 Avatar
14 months ago

So they couldn't figure out how to make their own 5G modem and had to go crawling back to Broadcom.
Why spend time and money when you can just buy an established player
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)