According to a Monday report from the Albany Times Union publication, Apple will add a second U.S. chip fabrication plant to its supply chain in Malta, upstate New York. The launch of the new facility is said to cost $6 billion and Apple will have as partner for the deal the California-based GlobalFoundries supplier.
Thew new plant will take care of the production of A-series processors, which are used in the building of iPhones and iPads. At the moment, Samsung is the sole supplier of A-series processors for Apple, making the chips at its plant in Austin, Texas. Allegedly, Samsung will also be part of the deal, helping GlobalFoundries in the manufacturing process.
Larry Rulison with Times Union said the following:
Referring to the â€œtroubledâ€ relationship between Apple and Samsung, he also added:
Recently, Apple disclosed its plans of building a new sapphire plant in Arizona, which will create 2000 new jobs. Apple is trying to move a part of its products manufacturing process from oversea to within the country, which will create more jobs for the American company and increase the power of its brand.