A couple of years ago, since Trump broke trade agreements with China, Apple realized that it had a problem depending on the manufacture of its devices and its internal components in that country. And things got worse when the happy coronavirus pandemic arrived and the Chinese industries began to temporarily shut down.
That was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and he began to remedy it. So he began to pressure his suppliers to diversify their production plants to other countries. And the truth is that he is succeeding. Large component manufacturers and assemblers are moving to India, Vietnam, Korea, and even the US, like itself. TSMC.
TSMC President Mark Liu confirmed this week that he expects the TSMC plant in Arizona start mass production in 2024. So in all likelihood, that US factory will start manufacturing the ARM processors that TSMC makes for Apple.
In the month of May, we were already advancing the news. And after a few days of rumors, it is now official. TSMC announced in a press release that it intends to build a chip factory in the United States, specifically in Arizona.
Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and the first processors «Made in USA»Could be manufactured in 2024. TSMC is the exclusive manufacturer of the A-series chips that Apple uses in its iOS devices, and the new M1s from Apple Silicon.
Liu has confirmed for the first time that the factory 12 billion dollars that TSMC is building in Arizona will begin mass production in the first quarter of 2024. He also explained that the first group of engineers hired in the US to staff the facility arrived in Taiwan at the end of April to receive the necessary training.