According to Times union, plans to build a 300,000-square-meter chip factory in New York State may be involved with Apple projects.
The information, which used to be just rumors, has now been practically confirmed by Andrew Cuomo, the state governor, during an interview with a local AM radio station.
When asked about the rumors, he said:
Well, we are attracting a number of different companies all the time. Apple has a lot of competition, of course, for her place. I don't think they have come to a conclusion yet.
The Cupertino giant's secret supplier, which searched for locations in NY to set up the factory, has already evaluated the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta and the Marcy NanoCenter in Oneida County.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is likely to be Ma's partner in this endeavor to build custom ARM chips for the company, a move to end the relationship between it and Samsung. The South Korean currently manufactures chips from the "A" family for Ma in Austin, Texas.