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Apple's A5 chips are built in Texas

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Dec 2011 12:24 User comments (3)

Apple's A5 chips are built in Texas Reuters is reporting this morning that Apple is now receiving their A5 processing chip from a plant in Texas, run by manufacturing giant Samsung.
The 1.6 million square feet factory is located in Austin and has recently reached full production. Samsung spent $3.6 billion to construct the non-memory chip production line.

Sources say the entire factory is dedicated to Apple chips, with a small amount of the line used for NAND flash memory.

The A5 chip is used in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The rest of Apple's components are made in Asia, mainly by Foxconn, one of the largest companies in the world.

Samsung created the factory in 1996, and the investment is the largest foreign one in Texas, valued at $9 billion.

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3 user comments

116.12.2011 21:26

In the USA (processor-wise), and not some under priviledged run down country? Let me faint....

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218.12.2011 0:02

Originally posted by blueboy09:
In the USA (processor-wise), and not some under priviledged run down country? Let me faint....

I agree its about time considering our economic status also

321.12.2011 3:09

Originally posted by QTTg:
Sorry ! I am not very sure . Maybe
Why everything these days is made in other countries

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