CUPERTINO, Calif.—As 5G technology shapes the future of next-generation consumer electronics, Apple Inc. is spending tens of billions of dollars to develop this field in the United States, the company said in a release.
Apple reported that it reached a multiyear, multibillion-dollar agreement with Broadcom, a U.S. technology and advanced manufacturing company, for the manufacture of components in the United States. Through this collaboration, Broadcom will develop 5G radio frequency components—including FBAR filters—and cutting-edge wireless connectivity components. The FBAR filters will be designed and built in several key American manufacturing and technology hubs, including Fort Collins, Colorado, where Broadcom has a major facility, Apple said in the release.
“We’re thrilled to make commitments that harness the ingenuity, creativity, and innovative spirit of American manufacturing,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a statement. “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 said it already helps support more than 1,100 jobs in Broadcom’s Fort Collins FBAR filter manufacturing facility. The partnership will enable Broadcom to continue to invest in critical automation projects and upskilling with technicians and engineers. Across the country, Apple reportedly supports more than 2.7 million jobs through direct employment, developer jobs in the thriving iOS app economy, and spending with more than 9,000 U.S. suppliers and manufacturers of all sizes in all 50 states across dozens of sectors.
Apple said these investments are part of the commitment it made in 2021 to invest $430 billion in the U.S. economy over five years. Today, the company is on pace to meet its target through direct spend with American suppliers, data center investments, capital expenditures in the U.S., and other domestic spend, according to the release.