Apple will ship chips from Arizona starting in 2024. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this information at a meeting with engineers in Germany during his tour of Europe.
“We have already made the decision to buy the Arizona plant, and this Arizona plant starts on the 24th, so we've got about two years ahead of us, maybe a little less,” Cook told staff. “And in Europe, I'm sure we'll also be buying from Europe as those plans become more apparent,” he said at the meeting. .
Cook didn't give details about the chips that Apple will ship from Arizona , but Apple supplier TSMC is currently building a manufacturing plant near Phoenix.TSMC started the project in 2020 and mass production of 4-nan microchips will begin in 2024.
Just last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that TSMC plans to open a second plant in Arizona with a $12 billion plant that will produce advanced, next-generation 3nm chips that, likely to be used in future Apple devices.
The Biden administration has sought to encourage companies to manufacture chips in the United States through financial incentives, while Apple has also sought to reduce its dependence on China. TSMC's main factories are in Taiwan, but it also has offices in Camas, Washington, as well as design centers in Austin, Texas and San Jose, California.
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