Apple Allegedly Working on “Top Secret” Bid for Chip Factory in New York State

by Todd Haselton | December 12, 2012

We already know that Apple has intentions to begin manufacturing one line of its Mac computers in the United States next year, but a new report suggests it may also be interested in opening a chip factory in New York state.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently spoke on a radio show and hinted that Apple has pitched the state on building a 3.2 million- square foot factory that will be used to build chips. Cuomo remained super vague when asked about the radio interview, however. “Well, we’re shopping a lot of different companies at any given time,” Cuomo said, according to Times Union. “Apple has a lot of competition, obviously, for their location. I don’t think that they’re anywhere yet in the decision-making.”

Recent speculation has pegged either Intel or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as replacements for Samsung, which currently builds Apple’s processors for the iPad and iPhone.¬†TimesUnion¬†speculated that TSMC could end up taking up residency in the plant, which would also help the firm boost its U.S. presence. Foxconn, however, has also expressed interest in opening a facility in the U.S.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...