The new investments have come as a part of the commitment made by the technology company in 2021 to invest $430bn in the US economy over five years and Apple is said to already support over 1,100 jobs in Broadcom’s Fort Collins FBAR filter manufacturing facility
Apple has signed a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar agreement with American semiconductor manufacturing company Broadcom to develop 5G radio frequency components, including FBAR filters and wireless connectivity components in the US.
Under the terms of the agreement, the FBAR filters will be designed and developed in multiple key American manufacturing and technology hubs.
One of the hubs is Fort Collins, Colorado, where Broadcom has a major facility.
The new investments have come as a part of the commitment made by the technology company in 2021 to invest $430bn in the US economy over five years.
According to Apple, it already supports over 1,100 jobs in Broadcom’s Fort Collins FBAR filter manufacturing facility.
The collaboration is expected to allow Broadcom to continue to invest in critical automation projects and upskilling with technicians and engineers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “We’re thrilled to make commitments that harness the ingenuity, creativity, and innovative spirit of American manufacturing.
“All of Apple’s products depend on technology engineered and built here in the United States, and we’ll continue to deepen our investments in the U.S. economy because we have an unshakable belief in America’s future.”
Apple is said to support over 2.7 million jobs through direct employment, developer jobs as well as to spend with over 9,000 US suppliers and manufacturers of all sizes in all 50 states across dozens of sectors.
With the release of 5G technology to Apple devices in 2020, the technology company claims to have helped in the expansion and acceleration of 5G adoption across the US.
Apple said that it is spending tens of billions of dollars to develop 5G technology in the country.