Apple strikes deal with Broadcom to boost U.S. manufacturing

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Apple has announced a multibillion-dollar collaboration with chipmaker Broadcom to work on the development of 5G device components designed and produced in the United States. This agreement is consistent with Apple’s goal to infuse $430 billion into the US economy by 2021.

The new deal, which builds on Apple’s current partnership with Broadcom, will ease the design and production of Apple device components in several places around the United States, including Colorado. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, expressed delight for the partnership.

Apple has been expanding its supply chains in the past, with a rising amount of its goods currently being manufactured in nations such as India and Vietnam. Notably, it stated last year its desire to buy semiconductors from a new facility in Arizona being built by Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC.

In the midst of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing in the technology industry, the US has taken actions against China’s chip manufacturing sector while spending substantially in its own. Due to network security concerns, China’s cyberspace authority has labeled American chipmaker Micron Technology’s goods as a national security risk as part of the continuing trade conflict.

The sources for this piece include an article in BBC.


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