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Pegatron to invest up to $1 billion to assemble iPhone chips in Indonesia

By Cookie Monster - on 29 May 2019, 12:00am

Pegatron to invest up to $1 billion to assemble iPhone chips in Indonesia

Some of Apple's future chips would be assembled in Indonesia. 

Indonesia's deputy industry minister Warsito Ignatius told Reuters that Pegatron has signed a letter of intent to invest up to 1 billion in an Indonesian factory to assemble "chips for Apple smartphones". The chips would be assembled in partnership with PT Sat Nusapersada at a factory on the island of Batam.

“The factory might also be used to produce MacBook components as well, but it would not be in the short term,” Ignatius said.

Ignatius' remarks appear to corroborate DigiTimes' report that Pegatron is starting to assemble iPad and MacBook devices in Indonesia as early as June. Foxconn, which is another key Apple supplier, announced that it is ready to expand manufacturing of newer iPhone models in India sometime this year.

Source: Reuters

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