Tim Cook said Apple will buy U.S. microchips during an event in Arizona on Tuesday. Cook stated Apple will acquire chips from a new Arizona facility, per video.
“And now, thanks to the hard work of so many people, these chips can be proudly stamped Made in America,” Cook said. “This is an incredibly significant moment.”
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will own and operate the chip plants. TSMC makes the newest iPhones, iPads, and Macs’ CPUs. The factories will produce 4-nanometer and 3-nanometer chips for Apple’s A-series and M-series and Nvidia’s graphics processors.
“Today is only the beginning,” Cook said. “Today we’re combining TSMC’s expertise with the unrivaled ingenuity of American workers. We are investing in a stronger brighter future, we are planting our seed in the Arizona desert. And at Apple, we are proud to help nurture its growth.”
“Apple had to buy all the advanced chips from overseas, now they’re going to bring more of their supply chain home,” Biden said. “It could be a game-changer.”
Cook tweeted on Tuesday that Apple would be the “site’s largest customer.”