Documents uncovered by the Tech Transparency Project show that Apple supplier Lens Technology has used forced slave labor from Uighur Muslims.
In a teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro, an estimation of the device’s components suggest it costs about US$406 to manufacture.
A report on Thursday says that Apple has been lobbying the government for tax breaks as it seeks to build its U.S. chip production.
A Wisconsin-Foxconn deal in 2017 that called for a factory built in exchange for US$3 billion in tax credits has failed renegotiation.
A report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute claims that Apple is among 83 companies to use forced labor from Uyghur Muslims.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is planning to spend US$12 billion to build a chip factory in Arizona.
Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility report today. It includes a letter from Sabih Khan, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations.
Officials at the White House are reportedly in talks with Intel and TSMC to build semiconductor facilities in the United States.
U.S. tech companies and the government have been trying to reduce the country’s dependence on chip factories in Asia for years, underscored by national security concerns […]
In an April 28 letter obtained by the WSJ, Intel CEO Bob Swan told Defense Department that the company is willing to build a commercial foundry in partnership with the Pentagon “given the uncertainty created by the current geopolitical situation.”
The newspaper reports that TSMC has been in talks with Commerce and Defense department officials and Apple, one of the biggest clients, about building a semiconductor factory in the U.S.
Corporations have spent the last 30 or so years moving manufacturing to China in search of cheap labor. Did they not expect China to start competing with them?
Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo says that the Coronavirus is a threat to Apple’s business since much of it is based on China.