What you need to know
- Apple supplier TSMC has started work on its new US plant.
- The company's chief exec says work is underway on the $12BN facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
Apple supplier TSMC, maker of the A-series chip for devices like the iPhone 12, has confirmed that work has begun on its new $12BN plant in Phoenix, Arizona.
According to Nikkei Asia the company has already hired 250 employees who will train in Taiwan for a year. Bloomberg notes that $200 million will come from the city of Phoenix to improve infrastructure around the plant including roads and sewers.
The plant is due to be completed in 2024. Recent reports in May suggest the company may build another five plants to expands its U.S. operation at the behest of Washington. From that report:
The best iPhone in recent years, Apple's iPhone 12 is powered by Apple's A14 chip, which is made by TSMC.
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