Some interesting news is starting to spread across the internet regarding Apple and its mobile chip manufacturing. According to a report out of Times Union, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of Albany, New York almost confirmed that Apple is looking into a 3.2 million square foot chip factory to be built somewhere in the state. This would be an ideal place for Apple to build its A-series of chips domestically, and on its own. From Times Union:
[W]hen he appeared on AM 1300 Monday morning, Cuomo was asked by host Fred Dicker point-blank whether the Apple speculation is true. The governor at least appeared to concede that Apple has been looking at the state for a manufacturing site.
Well, we’re shopping a lot of different companies at any given time,” Cuomo replied. “Apple has a lot of competition, obviously, for their location. I don’t think that they’re anywhere yet in the decision-making.
As I’m sure you all know, Apple and Samsung have been having a not-so-happy relationship recently. Samsung currently is the major producer of Apple’s chips, so this move to a custom manufacturing plant would make sense seeing as Apple would like to distance itself from the South Korean company. It also sound like there is some possibility Apple won’t be going through with this though, so stay tuned.
What do you think? Would Apple benefit from a move like this? What would it have to gain? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.