Some Apple Silicon Chips Will Soon Be Produced and Packaged in U.S.

As part of its efforts to expand its U.S. manufacturing, Apple today announced that Amkor will package some Apple silicon chips at its new facility being built in Peoria, Arizona. The chips will be produced at a nearby TSMC factory, and then Amkor will handle packaging, a final step that protects the chip from physical damage.

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Amkor will invest approximately $2 billion in the facility, which will employ more than 2,000 people once it is completed, according to the announcement.

"Apple is deeply committed to the future of American manufacturing, and we'll continue to expand our investment here in the United States," said Apple's operating chief Jeff Williams, in a press release today. "Apple silicon has unlocked new levels of performance for our users, enabling them to do things they could never do before, and we are thrilled that Apple silicon will soon be produced and packaged in Arizona."

In its own press release today, Amkor announced that it plans to begin limited production at the facility within the next two to three years. The company said it applied for CHIPS funding from the U.S. federal government to help fund the project.

Apple says Amkor has packaged chips used in all of its products for more than a decade. Apple silicon chips are found in iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices, but it's unclear exactly which chips will be packaged at the new facility in Arizona.

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Top Rated Comments

Wizard_of_Woz Avatar
7 months ago
They can do more than this, but it is a step in the right direction. When it is all said and done, I applaud Apple for brining any manufacturing back to the USA.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Obioban Avatar
7 months ago
Excellent step in the right direction.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
7 months ago
next logical step for those packaged chips would be to be assembled in a product in the US and not being sent to Asia
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenderbass146 Avatar
7 months ago
Fantastic, really need to diversify chip production away from Taiwan. God forbid China gets too aggressive.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hajime Avatar
7 months ago
Does that mean prices will go up?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenderbass146 Avatar
7 months ago

unless you're a shareholder with little connection to reality besides your bank account then this is a terrible idea!
not on a geopolitical scale it's not...and that very well could effect everybody. 80%+ of advanced microchips are made in Taiwan which is concerning.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)