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Samsung shifts A5 production to Texas

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, December 16, 2011
News Categories: iPad, iPhone

Samsung is now manufacturing A5 processors—which are included in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2—in a Texas facility. Citing people familiar with the operation, Reuters reports that the facility, located in Austin, is roughly 1.6 million square feet in size, and began supplying A5 chips to Apple earlier this year, hitting full production in December. According to the report, the A5 is built in a newly constructed $3.6 billion non-memory chip production line; Samsung also produces NAND flash chips in the facility.

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1

Would be nice if apple move production of the entire phone to the US. lead by example.

Posted by Random bob on December 17, 2011 at 12:04 PM (PDT)

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Yes, it is nice to see something made in the US that is part of a great products. Maybe little by little the idevices could clame made in the USA.

Posted by charlie on December 18, 2011 at 5:47 AM (PDT)

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