Apple has struck a new multi-year deal with Broadcom worth several billion dollars to obtain 5G radio frequency components for its devices, including FBAR filters, RCR Wireless News reports.
The FBAR filters will be designed and built at several manufacturing centers in the U.S., including Fort Collins, Colorado, where Apple said it already supports more than 1,100 jobs.
“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.”
commented Apple CEO Tim Cook.
This is not the first agreement between Apple and Broadcom. The first deal between the tech companies was providing chips for several Apple devices, such as the AirPort and iPhone 5S. The new collaboration will enable Broadcom to continue investing in critical automation and workforce upskilling projects.
In 2021, Apple pledged to invest $430 billion in the U.S. economy over five years, and today it’s about to deliver with its latest deal.