It has been reported that TSMC will supply Apple with its latest chips from its Arizona factory which is currently under construction. Today, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple plans to buy chips from TSMC’s Arizona factories. Scroll down to read more details on the matter and what you should expect.
Tim Cook confirms that Apple will buy chips for future devices from TSMC’s Arizona Plant
According to a new report from CNBCApple plans to buy chips from TSMC’s Arizona plant. Cook was in Arizona alongside US President Joe Biden when TSMC’s investments in the states were announced. “Thanks to the hard work of so many people, these chips can be proudly stamped “Made in America,” Cook stated.
Today is only the beginning. Today we combine the expertise of TSMC with the unparalleled ingenuity of American workers. We are investing in a stronger and brighter future, planting our seed in the Arizona desert. And at Apple, we’re proud to help fuel its growth.
It was previously reported that TSMC will manufacture 4nm chips for Apple in the US when it opens in 2024. The supplier is responsible for nearly all the chips Apple uses in its iPhone, iPad, Mac and other devices. At this point, Apple chips are made in Taiwan. TSMC is building two plants in Arizona as Apple aims to move production to the US. TSMC’s first factory will open in 2024 and will start producing 4nm chips. The second plant will be opened in 2026 which will potentially boost production capacity. In total, the supplier plans to spend $40 billion on the move.
As for the potential production capacity, TSMC will manufacture 20,000 wafers per month with one-third of the production going to Apple. The supplier also plans to boost its chip manufacturing technology and move towards producing 3nm chips for future Apple devices.
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