Apple and Amkor have announced an “expanded partnership” to return another piece of the complex chip manufacturing puzzle to the US. The Arizona-based company will build a new advanced chip packaging facility in Peoria. The plan is to construct the facility near TSMC’s plant, making the completion of Apple silicon products more efficient.
Amkor will invest $2 billion to build the new Peoria facility, creating approximately 2,000 new jobs. The company plans to have the chip packaging and testing venture “ready for production” within two to three years, with Apple as its biggest customer.