Apple and Broadcom Forge Ahead with Multibillion-Dollar Deal for U.S.-Manufactured 5G Components

Apple, the tech giant, has recently announced a multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom, a leading technology and advanced manufacturing company. The deal is aimed at developing 5G radio frequency components within the United States, marking a significant step in Apple’s commitment to investing in the U.S. economy.

The announcement was made by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who expressed his excitement about the deal. “We’re thrilled to make commitments that harness the ingenuity, creativity, and innovative spirit of American manufacturing,” Cook said in a release. This partnership with Broadcom is part of Apple’s 2021 commitment to invest $430 billion in the U.S. economy.

Broadcom’s role in the deal will be to develop FBAR filters and other wireless connectivity components. These components are distinct from the 5G modems that are manufactured by Qualcomm. The deal signifies the latest phase of a partnership between Apple and Broadcom, which began in 2020 when Broadcom announced it would sell $15 billion in wireless components to Apple.

The deal is also expected to facilitate investment in “critical automation projects and upskilling” with engineers and other technicians. Apple already supports more than 1,100 jobs in Broadcom’s Fort Collins, Colorado, FBAR filter manufacturing facility.

The announcement had an immediate impact on the stock market, with shares of Broadcom closing up 1% on Tuesday. However, Apple’s stock closed down 1%.

This deal represents a significant commitment to U.S. manufacturing and is expected to have a substantial impact on the development of 5G technology in the country. As the partnership between Apple and Broadcom continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see what further innovations they bring to the tech industry.

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