As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to Arizona today and accompanied President Joe Biden on a tour of the future TSMC semiconductor facility. Cook announced comments at the event, adding that the chips would be “proudly stamped “Made in America’” and that TSMC will produce them for Apple at the forthcoming TSMC facility.
For the manufacturing of the Apple Silicon chips used in all of its devices, TSMC is Apple’s partner. This applies to both the M-series CPUs used in the Mac and the A-series chips used in devices like the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. In an earlier report, it was disclosed that TSMC will produce Apple chips at its new Arizona facility. Cook commended President Biden for enacting the CHIPS Act and hailed him for his “leadership” in his prepared comments. The CHIPS Act provides businesses with incentives worth billions of dollars for domestic semiconductor development.
We’re joined this afternoon by President Biden, whose presence sends a powerful signal about the significance of this moment. President Biden, thank you for your leadership, and thank you especially for signing the CHIPS Act into law, which will make more and more projects like this one possible.”
Cook continued by saying that Apple intends to cooperate with TSMC going forward as it establishes “new and deeper roots in America.” He praised Apple Silicon’s development during the last several years, claiming that “Apple Silicon is the only area where innovation is making a greater impact.” The Apple CEO then said that TSMC would help the business produce Apple Silicon chips at this new Arizona facility.
Over the past several years, the progress we’ve made with Apple Silicon has transformed our devices. It has unlocked new levels of performance for our users, enabling them to do things they could never do before.
When you stop and think about it, it’s extraordinary what chip technology can achieve. Now, thanks to the hard work of so many people, these chips can be proudly stamped ‘Made in America.”
In 2024, the brand-new TSMC facility in Arizona is anticipated to open. The factory was once expected to concentrate on producing 5nm chips, however, it has subsequently been claimed that it would instead employ a 4nm technology. The corporation will probably continue to employ 4nm and 5nm circuits in some of its devices for several more years, even though this technology lags behind Apple’s rumored ambitions to convert to 3nm in 2023.