Earlier this year, we reported that the PegatronApple's Taiwanese supplier, was planning to expand its activities beyond China, where most of its factories are concentrated.
Pegatron has now sent a letter to the Indonesian government confirming exactly these plans, as the Reuters. According to Indonesian Deputy Minister Warsito Ignatius, Pegatron has signed a letter of intent to invest in 10 to 15 trillion rupees (somewhere between $ 2.8 and $ 4.2 billion) at a factory in the country to produce components for Apple.
According to the report, Pegatron's factories in Indonesia will make chips for iPhones; However, the AppleInsider He pointed out that the vendor has only been assembling Ma devices for more than a decade. If that is really the case, it is not yet clear what type of chip the vendor will manufacture.
According to the Indonesian Deputy Minister, the factory could also be used to permanently produce MacBook components, displacing part of the manufacturing in China, where the trade war with the United States has already caused too much trouble for Apple.
In addition to Pegatron, two other major Ma suppliers are also planning to expand their operations; In India, Foxconn and Wistron are increasing their production of iPhones, although this is also related to the installation of a new Apple Store there.